Are you disappointed in the outcome of your recent civil case? Do you believe that the court made a legal mistake during your trial that affected your case? You may be able to appeal your case to  a higher court. But, be aware, the appeals process is very different than the trial court proceedings.


To assist you with the appellate process, the law library has partnered with the Legal Aid Society of San Diego and the San Diego County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section to host a 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.


This month’s Workshop  will take place on Tuesday, September 21st, 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 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.