The California Judicial Council is seeking comments on proposed changes to the rules governing appeals to the appellate division of the Superior Court, which hears appeals from limited civil cases and misdemeanors. I haven’t had a chance to look at the proposals yet, but here’s the description from the Judicial Council’s website:
This proposal would completely revise all of the rules relating to the superior court appellate divisions to place the rules in a more logical order, reflect current practices, fill in gaps in the rules, eliminate outdated language, and update the remaining language so it is similar to the recently revised rules for the Courts of Appeal. A complete package of new forms for civil and criminal appeals and writ proceedings in the appellate divisions are also proposed to assist litigants, particularly self-represented litigants, in these proceedings.
Go here for a link to the proposal, a link for submitting comments on-line, and information for submitting comments by mail. The deadline for submissions is July 13, 2007.