Appellate Division

Four judges of the Superior Court are assigned as judges of the Appellate Division. The Presiding Judge of the Superior Court will recommend to the Presiding Judge of the California Supreme Court the final assignment of one of these judges to act as the Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division. The Appellate Division Presiding Judge will select and appoint the members for each panel.
(Effective January 1, 2007)


Regular sessions of the Appellate Division of the Yolo Superior Court shall be held each calendar month as necessary. Special sessions may be held at the call of the Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division.
(Effective January 1, 2007)


Unless the Appellate Panel reviewing an appeal orders oral argument, all appeals to the Appellate Division are decided on the written briefs. Parties may apply for an oral argument when they file an initial written brief, but they must state their reasons. The Appellate Panel has sole discretion to grant oral argument.
(Effective January 1, 2007)


Each party shall file with the Clerk of the Court an original brief with three copies in appeals or writs from limited civil cases and misdemeanors and an original brief and one copy in an appeal from an infraction. Briefs shall be prepared, served and filed as provided in Rules 8.882, 8.883, 8.927 and 8.928 of the California Rules of Court. Failure to file a written brief or to procure an adequate record on appeal, or any other grounds set forth in Rules 8.882(c), 8.883(d), 8.927(b) and 8.798(d) of the California Rules of Court, may result in the dismissal of the appeal.
(Effective January 1, 2007)


If a hearing of an appeal to the Appellate Division is ordered, the hearing shall be calendared and notice given by the Clerk as provided by Rules 8.885 and 8.929 of the California Rules of Court.
(Effective January 1, 2007)


Any motions before the Appellate Division will be decided at regular sessions unless a different time is scheduled. Motions shall be filed with an original and three copies as specified in Local Rule 3.4.
(Effective January 1, 2007; As amended eff 01/01/10)