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Preauthorization Policy Update in the Fifth District

The preauthorization policy in the Fifth District is now the same as the Third District. CCAP is authorized to process travel requests that do not exceed $600 and translator requests that do not exceed $300. For requests not covered by CCAP's preauthorization authority (this includes motions to expand appointment and any extraordinary expenses) such requests should first be sent to CCAP for a recommendation, and CCAP will forward the request and recommendation to the Court.

 

TrueFiling Update: New Launch Date for the California Supreme Court

TrueFiling will be updating to TrueFiling 3.0 in the California Courts of Appeal and California Supreme Court.

TrueFiling 3.0 is now live in the Third District and Fifth District.

TrueFiling 3.0 is scheduled to launch in the California Supreme Court on July 27, 2019.

More information about the update, actions required by TrueFiling users, and upcoming training information is available on TrueFiling's website here (external link).

CCAP has created instructions for filing a document in TrueFiling 3.0 in the Third and Fifth District Courts of Appeal, which are available on our website here (PDF).

 

 

 

Third District Practice Tip: When Appeal Involves the Record in a Prior Case

When a current appeal involves a record from a prior appeal, and appointed counsel would like the record from the prior appeal as part of the record for the present appeal, counsel should file a motion to incorporate by reference, not a motion to augment or a motion for judicial notice. (See Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 8.147(b).) If the motion is granted, the Court of Appeal will contact counsel to find out what portions of the record counsel needs for the appeal and will send copies to counsel.

 

CCAP's New Line-By-Line Guide for Claims

CCAP's Line-by-Line Guide for Claims (PDF) has been updated following the rollout of the Statewide Claims Manual. Its purpose is to provide instruction regarding the correct claim line placement of services and expenses. The guide also includes court-specific policies for compensation that apply for Third District and Fifth District cases.