2019 CADC Conference

Save the dates! CADC’s 2019 Annual Conference and Seminar will be March 22 and 23, 2019, at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton. A brochure and further information will be provided as the date approaches. In the meantime, mark your calendar and plan to join us!

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.


2019 CADC Conference Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 2019 CADC Conference – March 22 and 23, 2018 at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton. Space is limited – register today! Reserve your special $131-conference-rate room while they last!

New Laws for 2019

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 2018 Cal App News Available Now!

The CalAppNews Winter 2018 Newsletter is now available to view or download. This edition highlights a preview of the upcoming 2019 CADC Conference. Read all about it!! Back issues are also available in our members’ section.

2018 Conference Materials Available!!

The conference materials for the 2018 CADC Conference as well as those 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.