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The Supreme Court of California is the state's highest court. Its decisions are binding on all other California state courts. 

The California Supreme Court  consists of the Chief Justice of California and six Associate Justices, each appointed or nominated by the Governor.

The court conducts regular sessions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento; it may also hold special sessions elsewhere. In its most recent year, the California Supreme Court received nearly 8,000 filings and issued 85 written opinions.

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Supreme Court Publishes eFiling Rules

Supreme Court Publishes eFiling Rules

July 07, 2017 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California has published its eFiling rules that will support the launch on Monday July 10, 2017 of its electronic filing system. The court has adopted a phased approach to the system’s implementation, which will initially be voluntary for filers, but become mandatory on September 1, and reduces the related number of paper copies required to two.
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Supreme Court to launch eFiling July 10, 2017

Supreme Court to launch eFiling July 10, 2017

June 16, 2017 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—Jorge Navarrete, Court Administrator and Clerk of the Supreme Court of California today announced that the Supreme Court will launch voluntary eFiling under California Rule of Court 8.70 beginning July 10, 2017, and the program will become mandatory effective September 1, 2017.
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Court Working Group Recommends Proposal for International Commercial Arbitration

Court Working Group Recommends Proposal for International Commercial Arbitration

April 25, 2017 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court of California’s International Commercial Arbitration Working Group has submitted its final report to the court outlining regulatory proposals that would permit foreign and out-of-state attorneys to represent businesses in contractually agreed upon arbitrations of their transnational commercial disputes in California.
Supreme Court Oral Argument Webcast Archive

Supreme Court Oral Argument Webcast Archive

April 21, 2017 | Feature
The Supreme Court of California launched its live webcasting of oral argument calendars with the early-May calendar in San Francisco, receiving over 3,500 live views. Following the late-May and June oral argument calendars that live view number has...
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