CA Appellate Briefs

Alameda County Law Library is a selective depository for California appellate briefs. Briefs from the 1990s to the present are available electronically. Earlier briefs are on microfiche.

To determine if the law library has briefs from a specific case and/or to arrange for document delivery, call the Reference Desk at (510) 208-4832 or email us at

Briefs filed with the California Supreme Court since 1990, and with the California Courts of Appeal since 1996 can be retrieved by docket number or party name though the California Public Law Library Briefs’ Service, a Westlaw database. This database can be accessed on the library’s Research Computers by patrons with a library card.

Earlier California Supreme Court and California Courts of Appeal briefs are available on microfiche. The library’s microfiche collection dates back to 1895, but is incomplete. Briefs on microfiche can be viewed on the library’s microfiche reader.