Jul 07, 2021
If I lose on appeal, how can I get a higher court to hear my case?

California:  There is no right to have a case reviewed by the California Supreme Court. You must file a petition for review, and the California Supreme Court only grants review in its discretion, typically “[w]hen necessary to secure uniformity of decision or to settle an important question of law.”

Federal: In general, there is no right to have your case reviewed by the United States Supreme Court. You will have to file a petition for writ of certiorari. The U.S. Supreme Court only grants review in its discretion, typically to decide compelling legal questions when federal circuit courts have reached contradictory conclusions.