The Mission of CADC

CADC's mission is to improve the professional lives of appointed appellate and post-conviction counsel and to promote the fair administration of justice. In addition, CADC lobbies for our membership's interest at legislative and administrative levels.

CADC Benefits

With the resources offered in this site, CADC members can discuss legal issues with each other, access a state of the art Brief Bank containing 1780 briefs by 148 authors, and obtain news and information of interest to appellate attorneys. Over 400 appellate attorneys have now joined California Appellate Defense Counsel. Not yet a member? Join now!

Members receive a regular newsletter and monthly eNewsletter, MCLE credits for programs in appellate, criminal and dependency law, access to the member-only areas of this site, an informational guide for newer panel attorneys, and ability to apply for coverage under a special group malpractice insurance policy which is geared for attorneys who accept court appointed criminal and dependency appeals. Read more about our benefits.


Summer 2016 Cal App News Available Now!

The CalAppNews Summer 2016 Newsletter is now available to view or download. This issue covers our recent rate increase, the joys of dependency practice, recent seminar highlights, Marcia Levine's art and more - don't miss it! Back issues are also available in our members' section...these older issues are a great resource for practice articles and more!

2017 CADC Conference – Save the Date!

CADC's 2017 Annual Conference will be held March 10-11, 2017, at the Mission Valley Marriott in San Diego. Further details will be released later in the year. We hope to see you there!

Fourth District TrueFiling Info

Information on the Fourth Appellate District's new procedures for the electronic filing of documents ("TrueFiling"), which take effect April 2016 in Division One and thereafter in Divisions Two and Three, is available through ADI's website.

Sixth District TrueFiling Info

Information on the Sixth Appellate District's new rule on the electronic filing of documents ("TrueFiling"), which takes effect January 2016, is available on our Resources page.

NEW! Guide for New Panel Members

CADC's informational guide for newer panel attorneys is available to CADC members now!

2012-16 Conference Materials Available

The conference materials from 2012-2016 are now available for download here (for CADC members only).

40% LEXIS discount

CADC and Lexis have negotiated a 40% Lexis discount on three different plans for CADC members.