Contacting the Court with Questions: If you have a question about a pending court of appeals case, how to commence a court of appeals case, or a general question about the court, you can Email the clerk’s office at questions@ca9.uscourts.gov. Court staff will respond within business hours of 8:30am-5:00pm. The court encourages inquiries to be sent via email, rather than via phone. Please include your name, case number, and phone number in case we need to contact you.