CAP : Los Angeles

Second District Court of Appeal

California Appellate Project

Los Angeles


Welcome to our website.

We are the Los Angeles office of the California Appellate Project ("CAP/LA").  We are a non-profit law firm. Under a contract with the State of California, CAP/LA manages the court-appointed counsel program for the Second Appellate District Court of Appeal, which has jurisdiction over Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.  We also directly represent some clients under court-appointment.


*** CCAP is now accepting applications for a staff attorney position. The job announcement, which includes instructions for submitting an application, is available on CCAP’s website:

*** ImageSoft rolled out a new version of TrueFiling — TrueFiling 3.0. The Second District Court of Appeal’s website has information on the new system and available training, with links to Webinars.

*** There has been a policy change in the Second Appellate District as to documents that may be emailed to the division clerks. As of May 1, 2019, Calendar/Oral Argument Notices; Exhibit Transmission Requests asking the Court of Appeal to call up the exhibits for counsel to review them at the Court of Appeal; and List of New Authority must be submitted through TrueFiling. The new lists of documents that may be emailed to the division clerks can be found on the TrueFiling page of this website.

*** All divisions of the Second Appellate District have adopted the unified, district-wide Phoenix H. policy that the Court will no longer issue any notice to your client pertaining to the filing of the Phoenix H. brief or the possibility of filing a pro per brief. For more details on the Phoenix H. policy, see the Dependency page.  

***  As of June 18, 2018, the Second District has revised its style guidelines for filed pleadings.  Please check the Court's website for the most up-to-date information.   See our TrueFiling page for additional information as to updated filing procedures in the Second District.   

If you need a quick link to e-claims it's here:




520 S. Grand Ave., 4th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071


p. (213) 243-0300

f. (213) 243-0303