Are you a party to a civil case on appeal? If you need help working your way through the appeal process and have not retained an attorney, we can provide you with important information about procedures and resources that will help you handle your appeal on your own.

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

Join us at one of our workshops this year:

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

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

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.