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Claims Manual Update – Printing Digital Records

The all-project statewide claims manual has been updated to include a new policy for printing digital records for clients. The statewide manual can be easily accessed via the quick button…

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Claims Manual Update – Printing Digital Records

The all-project statewide claims manual has been updated to include a new policy for printing digital records for clients. The statewide manual can be easily accessed via the quick button for Claims under the banner for the homepage, or via the navigation tab for Panel Attorneys > Statewide Claims Info > Statewide Claims Manual. Please consult with your assigned CCAP staff attorney before printing a paper copy of the record for the client.

Petition Filing Fees Alert

When initiating a new case by filing an original petition – including a writ petition or petition for review – select “File” and follow the on-screen prompts for making a…

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Petition Filing Fees Alert

When initiating a new case by filing an original petition – including a writ petition or petition for review – select “File” and follow the on-screen prompts for making a submission. Note: Whether filing a petition for review in a criminal, juvenile (delinquency or dependency), or civil commitment case, always select “Criminal Petition for Review” as the “Case Type” – selecting “Civil Petition for Review” will result in a $750 filing fee.

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Electronic Transcript Copies in the Fifth District

The Fifth District is now providing useful options for obtaining electronic transcripts in appointed cases. This court still has a local order Misc. Order No. 2017-01 in effect. The practical…

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Electronic Transcript Copies in the Fifth District

The Fifth District is now providing useful options for obtaining electronic transcripts in appointed cases. This court still has a local order Misc. Order No. 2017-01 in effect. The practical effect of this order is that appointed counsel for Fifth District cases receive clerk’s and reporter’s transcripts from the trial court in paper format in lieu of an electronic transcript as otherwise provided for in Cal. Code of Civ. Procedure, sec. 271. Often counsel cannot opt to timely request the alternative e-copy be delivered instead of the paper version.

Understanding the efficiencies and convenience that an electronic copy of the record provides counsel, starting December 6, 2023, the Court of Appeal will provide two options for fielding requests for an additional electronic copy of the record:

  1. Counsel may purchase an electronic copy by contacting the Court of Appeal clerk’s office by emailing the appropriate team based on case type: 

    Civil – 5DCA-Civil@jud.ca.gov
    Crim/Delinquency – 5DCA-Criminal@jud.ca.gov
    Dependency/Writs – 5dca-dependency@jud.ca.gov

    The cost is $20 for the clerk’s transcript, $20 for the reporter’s transcript, or $40 for both. A deputy clerk will contact counsel by phone for credit card payment; OR

  2. Truefile a written request to the court showing good cause why the court should provide counsel an additional free copy of the record in electronic format; service copy only to CCAP.

Please do not call the court clerk to initiate these options.

Important Claim Note from CCAP: The cost for purchasing an electronic transcript from the Fifth District should not be included as an expense on your claim form. Counsel who choose to purchase a second copy of the record for their own convenience will not be reimbursed by the state under current JCC/AIDOAC compensation policies that entitle counsel to only one free copy of the record for their indigent client. Current statewide compensation guidelines support reimbursing counsel for making second copies of the record only in limited circumstances. (See California Appointed Counsel Claims Manual, rev 2023 Nov 20; version 2.8, “Printing a Digital Record,” p. 27.)

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Upcoming Training Webinar: 2023 Dependency Case Law Review (Co-Hosted by CCAP and SDAP)

CCAP and SDAP are co-hosting the following training webinar via Zoom in February 2024. 2023 Dependency Case Law Review Friday February 16, 2024 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Live Webinar…

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Upcoming Training Webinar: 2023 Dependency Case Law Review (Co-Hosted by CCAP and SDAP)

CCAP and SDAP are co-hosting the following training webinar via Zoom in February 2024.

2023 Dependency Case Law Review
Friday February 16, 2024
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Live Webinar on Zoom

In this presentation, CCAP Staff Attorney Siena Kautz and SDAP Staff Attorney Paul Couenhoven will review the published 2023 dependency cases and current issues in dependency appeals.

Advance registration is required. Please register for the webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wJ7UyKoGR92gcTII35r6Pw#/registration. Within 24 hours of registering, you will receive an email confirmation with the link to attend the webinar. Written materials will be emailed out to attendees before the webinar.

CCAP is certifying the MCLE credit for this presentation. The training is approved for 1.5 hours of participatory California MCLE credit and 1.5 hours of Legal Specialization in Appellate Law credit.

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