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.


Briefbank Upgrade

Beginning Saturday, August 5, 2017, all CADC members will need to use their respective usernames and passwords to log in to the Briefbank. Members who have trouble accessing the BB are asked to post a message at the "Contact CADC" page.

Summer 2017 Cal App News Available Now!

The CalAppNews Summer 2017 Newsletter is now available to view or download. This issue is chock full of CADC leadership news, 2018 Conference info, 20 CADC Superheroes, and a member profile. Back issues are also available in our members' section...these older issues are a great resource for practice articles and more!

2018 CADC Conference!

Save the dates! CADC's 2018 Annual Conference and Seminar will be March 23 and 24, 2018, at the SFO Bayfront Hilton. Use this dedicated link or call (650) 340-8500 and mention CADC to get conference rate of $159. Stay tuned for more details!

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.

New Laws for 2017

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.)

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.