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Counsel should check all authorities cited in the motion samples for current validity. Remember to not only check for current cases, but also check for current rule numbers which can be found on the Judicial Council web site. Counsel should also be prepared to tailor the samples to the particular facts or issues in the case.  These samples are designed to assist you and not to be a substitute for your own professional work.

 

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Abandonment

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Abatement of Proceedings

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Appealability, Application for Order Concerning

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Appealability, Application for Order Concerning Misdemeanor Case

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Association of Counsel, Request for

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Associate Counsel Agreement

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Associate Counsel Hours, Claim Attachment

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Augmentation, First Request

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Augmentation, 2nd Request

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"Augment" Informally by Supplemental Record Request: Letter to the Trial Court per rule 8.340(b)

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Bail on Appeal

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Calendar Preference

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Certificate of Probable Cause, Motion to Construe Notice of Appeal to Include Request

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Change of Address

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Client's File from Trial Counsel - Application
see TIP for first steps and Letter to Trial Counsel re Cooperation, below.

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Consolidate Two Appeals, Motion to

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Consolidate Pending Appeal and Habeas

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Correct the Record on Appeal, Application to

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Declaration of Service

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Dependency Motion to Treat Appeal as Writ

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Dependency Writ of Mandate/Prohibition

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Dismiss Appeal, Moot

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Dismiss Review

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Early Remittitur, Stipulation for Issuance of

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Errata Letter

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Exhaustion Petition Template

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Exhibits, Request to Augment Record with

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Exhibits, Request to Transmit

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Expand Appointment, Appearance in Trial Court to Unseal Juror Info

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Expand Appointment, Habeas Writ, Dependency/300 Case

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Expand Appointment, Habeas Writ, Superior Court

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Expand Appointment, Habeas Writ, Court of Appeal

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Expand Appointment, Petition for Writ of Certiorari

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Expand Appointment, Petition for Writ of Mandate

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Extension of Time Request, Third District
Includes TrueFiling proof of service and fillable-format PDF form

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Extension of Time Request, Fifth District
Includes TrueFiling proof of service and fillable-format PDF form

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Extension of Time Request, Juvenile Dependency Cases

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Fares Informal Letter Request to Correct Credits/Abstract in the Superior Court

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Fares Formal Motion to Correct Credits/Abstract in the Superior Court

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Fines/Fees/Abstract - Request to Correct in the Superior Court

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Fares/Clavel Formal Motion to Correct Restitution & Parole Fines in the Superior Court

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Interpreter Expenses, Request for Court Pre-authorization

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Joinder in Briefing by Co-Appellant

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Judicial Notice - Criminal

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Judicial Notice - Dependency
Notice of post-adjudication events affecting adoptability

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Juror Information, Motion to Unseal per CPC 237(b)

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Letter to Trial Counsel re Cooperation & "State Bar" Compliance
This is a first step in trying to obtain the file from trial counsel. Enclose a copy of State Bar Ethics Opinion #1992-127 (link will open in new window).

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Marsden Certificate

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Medical Release Form

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Notice of Appeal, Application to Include 1237.5 Language

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Notice of Appeal, Felony Cases
Judicial Council Form: fillable-format PDF

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Notice of Appeal, Juvenile Cases
Judicial Council Form: fillable-format PDF

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Notice of Appeal, Application for Filing of Companion VOP Case

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Notice of Appeal, Application for Constructive Filing of

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Notice of Appeal, Motion to Construe in Dependency Case

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Notice of Intent of File Rule 8.450 Writ Petition
Fillable-format PDF form; declaration of intent to file writ petition from the review order setting the 366.26 hearing, filed in the superior court

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Opposition to Ag's Motion to Correct RT

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Oversized Brief, Request to File

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Petition for Extraordinary Writ - Dependency
Dependency - Judicial Council fillable-format PDF form

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Petition for Modification (WIC 778) – DJJ dispo

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Petition for Modification (WIC 778) – exhibit DJJ report

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Petition for Review, Grant & Hold

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Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus - Federal - English version
Fillable-format PDF form for use by state prisoners in any federal district court (28 U.S.C. § 2254). The Eastern District does not have a district-specific form.

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Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus - Federal - Spanish version
Spanish-English form for petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2254.

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Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus - State
Criminal - Judicial Council fillable-format PDF form

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Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus LPS Act
LPS - Judicial Council fillable-format PDF form

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Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Penal Commitment (Mental Health)
Mental Health - Judicial Council fillable-format PDF form

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Petition for Writ of Mandate
For issuance of a certificate of probable cause

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Phoenix H. sample (see "S")

Proof of Service - Attorney as declarant
(CCP 1013a(2))

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Proof of Service - place of business drop / non-party as declarant
(CCP 1013a(3))

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Proof of Service - generic form / non-party as declarant
(CCP 1013a(1))

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Proof of Service - Attorney TrueFiling

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Publication Request

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Recall Remittitur & Reinstate Appeal

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Relief From Default addressed to COA (Untimely Petn for Review)

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Relief From Default addressed to CSC (Untimely Petn for Review)

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Reversal, Acquittal & Release (Stogner)

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Sade C./Phoenix H. – Third District Only

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Sealed Transcripts, Request to View

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Settled Statement, 5th DCA Sample

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Settled Statement, Motion in Superior Court for

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Stipulated Reversal & Remand (dependency)

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Substitution of Client in Pro.Per. in Dependency Case

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Substitute Wende Brief & Abandon Issue, Motion to

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Summary Reversal, Motion for

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Supplemental Brief, Request to File

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Stipulation for Early Issuance of Remittitur

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Travel Expenses, Request for

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Unredacted AOB, permission to file
(re: “personal information” derived from a probation report)

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Vacate Judgment for Lost/Destroyed Records, Request for

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Withdraw Argument

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Withdraw as Attorney of Record, Request to

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Word Certificate for Length of Brief

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Writ of Habeas Corpus, Petition for
Criminal - Judicial Council fillable-format PDF form

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Writ of Habeas Corpus LPS Act, Petition for
LPS - Judcial Council fillable-format PDF form

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Writ of Habeas Corpus Penal Commitment (Mental Health), Petition for
Mental Health - Judicial Council fillable-format PDF form

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Writ Petition Information Sheet 5th DCA requires for Petitions

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