News Release

First Appellate District Announces Destruction of Court Records

Jan 20, 2023

The Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (San Francisco), has announced its intention to destroy civil records, case names and numbers listed on the attached documents, pursuant to Rule 10.1028(d)(1) of the California Rules of Court.

Record destruction lists can be viewed here (279, 281, 283, 284, 286, 287, 292, 293, 294, 295, 298, 299, 301, 302, 307, 308, 310, 311, 313, 315, 316, 322, 323, 327, 328, 329).

All criminal and juvenile cases (excluding those with published opinions) are preserved for at least 20 years. All civil cases (excluding those with published opinions) are preserved for at least 10 years.

Anyone who knows of a reason why any of the records listed should be retained, whether for historical or other reasons, should notify Charles D. Johnson, Clerk/Executive Officer.  The reasons for retention should be sent in writing by Monday, March 20, 2023 to:

Charles D. Johnson, Clerk/Executive Officer
Court of Appeal, First Appellate District
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA  94102

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.

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