Appellate Courts

Application Information

This committee:

  • reviews proposed changes to the rules of court affecting appellate courts;
  • reviews and comments on proposed legislation affecting appellate court operation and appellate practice;
  • may initiate legislative and rules proposals in these areas;
  • is an Approved Legal Specialization Provider in the area of appellate law and plans and participates in the presentation of MCLE programs at the State Bar's Annual Meeting.

The committee consists of 16 lawyers who may be drawn from such diverse sources as appellate court research staff, defense and prosecution offices handling criminal appeals, law firms, solo practitioners, and law school faculty.

  • Expected 2017-18 vacancies: 6
  • Meetings per year: 5
  • 2016-17 Chair: Paula M. Mitchell, Los Angeles 
  • Staff contact: Saul Bercovitch 415-538-2306

Deadline for 2017 applications:  February 8, 2017

2017-18 terms begin: Conclusion of 2017 State Bar Annual Meeting (September 22, 2017)