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.


2018 CADC Conference Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 2018 CADC Conference РMarch 23 and 24, 2018 at the SFO Bayfront Hilton. Space is limited Рregister today! Reserve your special $159-conference-rate room while they last!

New Laws for 2018

Garrick Byers has compiled a collection of cross-referenced new statutes affecting criminal and delinquency law, available on our Internet Resources page (members only). Important reading for the new year! (Thanks, Garrick!!!)

Winter 2017 Cal App News Available Now!

The CalAppNews Winter 2017 Newsletter is now available to view or download. 2018 Conference Preview, Garrick Byers on New Statutes, CADC Superheroes! Back issues are also available in our members' section.

2012-2017 Conference Materials Available

The conference materials from 2012-2017 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.

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.