Are you a party to a civil case on appeal? If you need help working your way through the appeal process and have not retained an attorney, we can provide you with important information about procedures and resources that will help you handle your appeal on your own. A Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshops are held the third Tuesday of every Month at the San Diego Law Library from 3:45 - 6:00 p.m. Join us at one of the following workshops this year:

January 17th July 18th
February 21st August 15th
March 21st September 19th
April 18th October 17th
May 16th November 21st
June 20th December 19th


Are you an attorney interested in staffing one of our workshops? Learn about our upcoming training March 7th. Click here for more information.

At the workshop:

We can:

  • Tell you about appellate procedures and rules
  • Explain unfamiliar words
  • Tell you about sources of information
  • Provide you with helpful hints on how to fill out forms and comply with the court’s rules and procedures

We cannot:

  • Handle your appeal
  • Act as your lawyer
  • Give you legal advice

Overview of the Appellate Process:

The Civil Appellate Self-Help Workshop is a joint project of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One; the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.; the San Diego County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section; and the San Diego Law Library.