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California Forms of Pleading and Practice--Annotated
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Appeal: Extending or Shortening Time


Expert Practitioners, Judges, and the Matthew Bender Editorial Staff

Chapter Summary


This chapter discusses applications for extending or shortening the time in connection with the filing of an appellate motion or other appellate document or paper. It also covers showing good cause and service requirements. Further, the chapter reviews rules for computing time and extensions of time.

In addition, the chapter provides a general form of appellate motion to extend or shorten time for filing.

California Forms of Pleading and Practice (Matthew Bender)provides detailed analysis of the law, plus timesaving forms, checklists and research guides. It covers all aspects of procedure in civil actions and proceedings, from pleadings to appeal, including arbitration and mediation; complaints, answers and demurrers; and discovery. It offers encyclopedic coverage of all civil practice areas, including business and commercial law; civil rights; real estate; and torts. It also covers attorney practice and ethics and features regular updates on all relevant California and federal legislation, administrative regulations and procedures, judicial decisions, and California Rules of Court.


Appeals,Civil Appeals,Extending Time,Shortening Time,Application to Shorten Time,Application to Extend Time,Good Cause,Applications,Appellate Procedure,Computing Time.


Stipulations may used in lieu of the application procedure discussed in this chapter, particularly for an extension to file a brief. For discussion and a form relating to stipulations to extend time for filing a brief, see Chapter 50, Appeal: Briefs.

For discussion and forms relating to stipulations generally, see Chapter 533, Stipulations.

For discussion relating to the civil appeals generally, including discussion of appellate jurisdiction generally, what constitutes an appealable judgment or order, who may appeal, and factors in considering whether to take an appeal (including consideration of the applicable standard of review and applicable substantive law and their effect on the probable outcome of the appeal), see Chapter 40, Appeal: An Overview.

For discussion and forms relating to the preparation and transmittal of the record on appeal, see Chapter 44, Appeal: Preparing and Filing the Record.

For discussion relating to procedures governing appellate motions and applications generally, including a general form of appellate motion, see Chapter 45, Appeal: Motion Procedure.

For detailed discussion and forms pertaining to motions for relief from default, see Chapter 47, Appeal: Relief From Default.


For forms of points and authorities relating to substantive topics of California law, which may be adapted for use in an appellate brief, see California Points and Authorities (Matthew Bender).

For discussion on the subject matter jurisdiction of the California Courts of Appeal, and guidance on moving to transfer a case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, see Matthew Bender(R) Practice Guide: California Pretrial Civil Procedure (Matthew Bender), Chapter 10.

For discussion and forms relating to civil appellate practice in the federal courts, see Moore's Federal Practice (Matthew Bender), Chapter 201.
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