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Civil Appellate Self-Help Clinic Tues., April 20

By Valerie on April 13, 2021//Leave a comment

Have you recently had a determination in your case in the San Diego Superior Court and feel like the court made an error? You may be able to appeal the decision to a higher court!


An appeal can be made if the trial court made an error about either the laws or procedures governing your case or if there was not substantial evidence to support the court’s decision. An appeal is not a new trial, rather it is a review of your previous trial by a higher court.  Some cases are appealed to the San Diego Superior Court’s Appellate Division, and others are appealed to California’s Fourth District Court of Appeals. You can determine where to appeal your case on the San Diego Superior Court website. If you would like to file an appeal and need to file it in the Fourth District Court of Appeals, there is a clinic that can help you!


Join us Tuesday, April 20th, at 4 PM, as we and the Legal Aid Society of San Diego and the San Diego County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section host the monthly Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop online. This workshop is designed for individuals with civil cases that want to appeal or have appealed their case to the 4th District Court of Appeal and who are not represented by an attorney. The Workshop will explain the appellate process and identify resources that can help handle an appeal.


The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 20th, at 4:00 pm. Attendees MUST register in advance by contacting the Legal Aid Society of San Diego at (619) 471-2781 or by registering online. If registering by telephone, potential registrants will then be called for screening and receive a Zoom link to the virtual workshop. If you miss this month’s workshop, there is one held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.


The Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop is also an opportunity to learn more about the Access to Appellate Justice Pro Bono Program, a program that pairs self-represented appellants with pro bono attorneys.


If you want to get a head start on your legal research, check out the San Diego Superior Court website’s Appeals section and our Online Self-Help Center. There is a section on Appeals that can help! If you have any questions, you can always contact us via email or telephone.

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