Are you a party to a civil case on appeal? The appellate court is very different from the superior court -- including its processes and procedures. We encourage you to attend a FREE workshop to learn important information about what is required at the Court of Appeal, especially if you are not represented by an attorney.

 A Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop will be held at the San Diego Law Library on the third Tuesday of each month. 

Due to changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all workshops will now be held virtually. Please visit the San Diego Law Library's website to register for upcoming events. 

Join us at one of our workshops this year:

January 15th July 16th
February 19th August 20th
March 19th September 17th
April 16th October 15th
May 21st November 19th
June 18th December 17th


3: 45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
San Diego Law Library
1105 Front Street
San Diego, CA 92101


Seating is limited. To pre-register, call
(619) 471-2781 and leave a message. 

At the workshop:

We can:

  • Tell you about appellate procedures and rules
  • Explain unfamiliar words
  • Tell you about sources of information
  • Provide you with helpful hints on how to fill out forms and comply with the court’s rules and procedures

We cannot:

  • Handle your appeal
  • Act as your lawyer
  • Give you legal advice

For help in determining whether you can appeal a decision of the superior court, click here for some questions for you to consider.


Overview of the Appellate Process:

The Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop is a joint project of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One; the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.; the San Diego County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section; and the San Diego Law Library.