2020 CADC Conference

SAVE THE DATE: Block out April 3 and 4th, 2020 to join your colleagues and friends at CADC's 27th Annual Statewide Conference and Seminar. There will be camaraderie, food, and lots of vital MCLE credits on topics you don't want to miss. More information will be coming soon. Not yet a member? Join now!

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.


Winter 2019/2020 Cal App News Available Now!

The CalAppNews Winter 2019/2020 Newsletter is now available to view or download. Be the first of your colleagues to check out the comprehensive preview of the CADC Conference!! Back issues are also available in our members’ section.

2020 CADC Conference Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 2019 CADC Conference – April 3 and 4, 2020 at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront. Space is limited – register today! Reserve your special $129-conference-rate room while they last!

New Laws for 2020

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!!!)

2019 Conference Materials Available!!

The conference materials for the 2019 CADC Conference as well as those from 2012-2018 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.

TrueFiling 3.0 Rollout

This website provides information about the TrueFiling 3.0 rollout for filers of the California Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court. Below is a schedule of the transition to the TrueFiling 3.0 platform. **1st District – 2/23/2019 **6th District – 3/2/2019 **3rd District – 5/24/2019 **5th District – 6/7/2019 4th District, Division 1 – 6/22/2019 4th District, Division 2 – 6/22/2019 4th District, Division 3 – 6/22/2019 2nd District – 7/13/2019 California State Supreme Court – 7/27/2019 **court is live For more information, link to: http://www.truefiling.info/ca-tf3/