How do I file a petition for review?
Article: What Everyone Should Know About Preparing a Petition for Review
Client Instructions With Sample Petition for Review
Sample Petition for Review
Tip: Service Copies of Petition for Review Need Not Include Opinion
Although rule 8.504(b)(4) requires the Court of Appeal opinion be attached to a petition for review filed in the Supreme Court if the petition seeks review of the opinion, it is silent as to service copies. (See rule 8.500(e), (f).) The Court of Appeal, of course, already has the opinion; and Attorney General or County Counsel, CCAP, superior court, and counsel for other parties have received it as well. For this reason, service copies do not need to include the opinion. For paper copies, omitting the opinion saves copying and delivery costs for appointed counsel and saves recipients the cost of storing duplicate opinions.
Sample Grant & Hold Petition
Grant & Hold Petition (WordPerfect doc)
Sample Exhaustion Petition
Exhaustion Petition (WordPerfect doc)
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Methodology for When to Seek Review in the California Supreme Court in a Criminal Appeal
Flow Chart of Decision-Making Process California Supreme Court
Summary of Major Events in Decision-Making Process of California Supreme Court
Calif. Supreme Court Internal Operating Practices and Procedures – 7th Ed. (external link)