ANNOUNCEMENTS & LEGAL NEWS

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Calendar of Events

Annual Defender Dinner is Friday, April 11, at the Westin San Diego Hotel. More information and Invitation and RSVP forms

Fax-filing replaced by e-filing in Fourth District. ADI's news alert provides some details.

Divisions One and Three will allow laptop or tablet for oral argument starting January 2014

Important new address information

LEGAL NEWS:

Panel News Alerts

Important rule changes effective January 1, 2014: habeas and other writs, sealed and confidential records, recycled paper, multiple signature, signatures on electronically filed documents, electronic reporter's transcript.  

Proposition 36 (PDF) Limits to life sentences under Three Strikes law.

Cruel and unusual punishment for crimes committed by juveniles: Mandatory LWOP and sentence exceeding natural life expectancy.

E-submission of documents to court does not provide documents to ADI or AG. Choosing the option of "cc: E-mail Address" sends a receipt for the filing to recipients, but does not attach the document itself. Counsel must serve that separately.

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