For attorneys who have been appointed in cases in the California Supreme Court, there is a form that must be completed and submitted to JCC/Accounting before any Supreme Court Claim can be processed in the case. The form is available here (external link to PDF). Attorneys only need to submit the form on their first case in the California Supreme Court.
For quickest processing, send the completed form directly to:
JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA
Attn: Alberto Cruz, Accounting Unit
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-3688
Let Alberto know that you have a current appointment or claim pending with the Supreme Court.
This form is mandatory in order to enter the attorney (“vendor”) into the State’s new FI$CAL system. Once accounting receives the form, the attorney is entered into the system and any claim sent from the Supreme Court can then be matched with them in the system. If the attorney isn’t yet in the FI$CAL system then there will be a delay. Note that Court of Appeal appointed case payments are not yet processed through FI$CAL, although eventually they will be. Consequently, there is no rush for other panel attorneys to send in the form now. Appellate Court Services will inform the projects when that needs to happen.