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Court of Appeal Announces Destruction of Old Court Records

Aug 24, 2021

San Diego—The Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District has announced its intention to destroy the following criminal, juvenile, and civil records, pursuant to Rule 10.1028(d) of the California Rules of Court.

All records in criminal and juvenile cases (excluding those with published opinions) are preserved for at least 20 years, and all records in civil cases (excluding those with published opinions) are preserved for at least 10 years. The records transfer lists of the cases and files relating to this destruction of old court records are available on the court’s website: List

Anyone who knows of a reason why any of the records listed should be retained, whether for historical or other reasons, should notify Mr. Kevin J. Lane, Clerk/Executive Officer. The reasons for retention should be in writing by September 24, 2021 to:

          Mr. Kevin J. Lane, Clerk/Executive Officer
          Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District
          750 B Street, Suite 300
          San Diego
, CA 92101

Please note that records and case files for actions that result in a published opinion will be retained permanently by the California State Archives, 1020 “O” Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. The Reference Desk can be contacted at (916) 653-2246. Their website is www.sos.ca.gov/archives.