SDAP is a law firm that does criminal and juvenile appeals for indigent clients in the San Jose area. We are not the court of appeal.
Billing Habeas Time and Expenses
The billing of time and expenses for investigating potential habeas issues should be listed on line 11, regardless of whether a petition is filed.
If a review petition is filed from the denial of a habeas petition, this time should be on line 11 as well.
Electronically Serving Santa Cruz DA
The Santa Cruz District Attorney's Office is accepting electronic service of appellate briefs. They shall be sent to: email@example.com
TrueFiling Comes to the Sixth District Court of Appeal
TrueFiling is required in the Sixth District. When you register SDAP’s address in TrueFiling, you must use our new address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The AG's address is: SFAGDocketing@doj.ca.gov. Our prior address has been discontinued. If you registered the prior address in your TrueFiling account, you will need to make the necessary correction to the new address. Although the California Supreme Court has not yet adopted TrueFiling, petitions for review may now be served on SDAP at email@example.com. However, copies of client correspondence should be sent to the personal e-mail address of the SDAP staff attorney assigned to the case. Attorneys might receive notices from the clerks by email that certain documents have been filed. But all inquiries to the court should be sent to Sixth.District@jud.ca.gov.
More About TrueFiling in the Sixth District
The Sixth District has enacted a local rule that sets forth certain requirements. Since at least a few of these requirements differ from the other districts, please carefully review the local rule. In particular: (1) documents that require a signature under the statewide Rules of Court must bear a physical signature when your document is transmitted to the court; and (2) a single unbound paper copy of briefs, writ petitions and documentation submitted in support of a writ petition must be sent to the court when the document is electronically filed. If you have technical questions about how to use TrueFiling, you should start by contacting TrueFiling by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (855) 959-8868. SDAP is available for consultations regarding filing requirements.