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 2015-16 vacancies: 7
  • Approximate number of meetings per year: 5
  • 2014-15 Chair: John G. Derrick, Santa Barbara 
  • Staff contact: Saul Bercovitch 415-538-2306

Deadline for 2015 applications: Feb. 2, 2015

2015-16 terms begin: Conclusion of 2015 State Bar Annual Meeting (Oct. 11, 2015)