If you are the attorney or self-represented party who will be arguing, submit your Acknowledgment of Hearing Notice electronically using the filing type "Acknowledgment of Hearing Notice" in CM/ECF. No form or other attachment is required unless you are requesting specific accommodation for a special need. If you are not already counsel of record in the case, you must first submit a notice of appearance. If you will not be the attorney arguing, do not file an acknowledgment of hearing, even if you will sit at counsel’s table.

Hearing Guidelines
Protocols for In Person Hearings and Events as of September 2023
Electronic Devices Policy
Camera Application Form

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San Francisco


Notice of live streaming from U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit courtrooms during oral argument

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is now streaming oral arguments live on the public internet.

Links to the live streaming audio (and video for en banc and high-profile arguments) are available on the main page of the Court's public website at: www.ca9.uscourts.gov. The links are listed by date, location, and courtroom.

Recordings of all oral arguments are available the day after argument at http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/