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Access to Appellate Justice Clinic Today

Are you a self-represented litigant who has appealed a civil case from the San Diego Excellent Court docket? Would you like to be represented by an lawyer for Free of charge? The Obtain to Appellate Justice Method may possibly be able to help you!


The Obtain to Appellate Justice Clinic usually takes spot the very first Tuesday of each individual month, and will acquire spot this month on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, from four:00 pm to 6:00 pm at our Downtown site.


This clinic lets attendees to communicate to system coordinators and fill out an software that will be forwarded to appellate attorneys performing on a volunteer basis. The attorneys will overview the case to ascertain if they are able to offer aid. If an lawyer is able to offer illustration, then their details will be forwarded to the self-represented litigant.


This system was created by the San Diego County Bar Association’s Appellate Follow Part and is intended to help self-represented parties with civil conditions on enchantment. This system is the very first of its variety in California and aids self-represented litigants who qualify for fee waivers lookup for an lawyer to signify them in the enchantment at NO Cost. This system applies to conditions in which:

  • a discover of enchantment has been submitted in the California Court docket of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, in San Diego
  • the case is a civil make any difference from the San Diego Excellent Court docket
  • the litigant has obtained a fee waiver in remarkable court docket, or will qualify for 1 in the court docket of enchantment and
  • the other aspect was represented by an lawyer in the remarkable court docket. (Take note: if equally parties have been represented by attorneys in the remarkable court docket, you can only qualify for the system if the opposing occasion was a governmental or business enterprise entity.)


Self-represented litigants Ought to keep on to signify by themselves even though the system makes an attempt to determine likely pro bono illustration. The completion of an software does not guarantee illustration. For aid in appellate issues, check out out the Civil Appellate Self-Assist Workshop that usually takes spot at our Downtown site and our Self-Assist Information on Appeals.


If you are an lawyer interested volunteering as pro bono counsel, you can obtain far more details about the system and an lawyer software right here.

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