CAP : Los Angeles

Style & Formatting

Effective Advocacy


The Second District has spelled out both rules and guidelines for the way briefs should look. To maximize the chance your briefs will be persuasive, we recommend that you follow these suggestions.

Electronic Filing

The Second District also has guidelines for filing electronic documents in the Court of Appeal which are available here.

Samples from the Court

The Court of Appeal’s website, available here, has links for various samples of documents (including writs and volumes of exhibits) that can be helpful guides when preparing your own documents.