All civil cases (excluding those with published opinions) are preserved for at least 10 years.
The records transfer list of the cases and files relating to this destruction of old court records are available on the court’s website:
Anyone who knows of a reason 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, Thursday, August 30, 2018 and should be addressed 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 http://www.sos.ca.gov/archives.