The California Rules of Court require the appellant to prepare an adequate record on appeal. This must include items filed or lodged with the trial court that support the issues on appeal. All references to facts or procedural events mentioned in the brief must be supported with a citation to the record.

An inadequate record, or an improper brief including facts without proper citations to the record, hurts an appellant’s argument. These deficiencies may also invite the court on its own motion, or the respondent, to move to strike the brief or record.

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