Within 10 days after filing the notice of appeal, an appellant must serve and file a notice in the superior court designating the record on appeal. The appellant may combine its notice designating the record with its notice of appeal.
The clerk must promptly send the reviewing court a copy of any notice filed under this rule.
Cal. R. Ct. 8.121
Advisory Committee Comment
The Judicial Council has adopted an optional form-Appellant's Notice Designating Record on Appeal (form APP-003)-that can be used to provide the notice required by this rule.
This rule makes the filing of a notice designating the record an "act required to procure the record" within the meaning of rule. Under that rule, a failure to file such a notice triggers the clerk's duty to issue a 15-day notice of default and thereby allows the appellant to cure the default in superior court.