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September 2021 E-Flyer

EDITOR: Sabine Jordan


Project News & Forms


See ADI's July 2021 News Alert, which covers the following topics:
• New rules for appellate records apply in non-party dependency appeals. ADI staff attorney Linda Fabian has prepared an analysis of this change and its implications for counsel
• Supreme Court clarifies rules on citations to and effects of certain review-granted cases
• Some fees eradicated as of July 1

Standardized Extension Request Forms
Some justices in the Fourth District have requested that more attorneys use the standardized EOT forms. The forms can be used in any district, however, some of the districts, like the Third & Fifth Districts, have their own customized versions (see below).
Criminal Appeals EOT Form
Delinquency Appeals EOT Form
Dependency Appeals EOT Form
Please be sure to download the forms before filling them out; do not fill out online/in your browser.


Standardized Extension Request Forms
Third District EOT Form - Criminal
Fifth District EOT Form - Criminal or Juvenile
Dependency EOT Form for either district (slightly modified from above version)
Again, please be sure to download the forms before filling them out; do not fill out online/in your browser.


Mandatory Form for Augment Motions
The Sixth District Court of Appeal requires the use of a form proposed order for all motions to augment the record. The pdf fillable proposed order must be used in civil appeals as well. It should be noted that an attorney can request an extension of time to file the opening brief of more than 15 days after the record is filed.
It is also important to note that the Court requests the form be submitted separately in the TrueFiling bundle and not attached to the augment motion. Please contact your SDAP buddy if you have any questions concerning the form.

Omission Letters in Santa Clara County.
In addition to the filing of an omission letter in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, counsel must also email a courtesy copy to the superior court appeals unit at appealsclerks@scscourt.org with a subject line that reads "COURTESY COPY re [trial court case name & number & title of document]." This is now required by Santa Clara County Superior Court Local Rules, Appellate Rule 3C.


COVID-19 Updates and Resources


California Courts Newsroom
Court Emergency Orders.
Judicial Branch Emergency Actions

First District:
See FDAP's COVID-19 Information for FDAP Clients and Panel Attorneys page and the First District's homepage.

For COVID-19 writ advice, visit the FDAP COVID-19 Litigation Update and Strategies Page.

Second District
See CAP-LA's Announcements and "Covid-19 Court Operations Information" pages and the Second District's homepage.

Third & Fifth District
See CCAP's COVD-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS page [last updated 7/29/20].
The Third District will communicate updates related to the COVID-19 emergency on its homepage.
The Fifth District will communicate updates related to the COVID-19 emergency on its homepage.

CCAP has posted a new resource, Recommendations from the Bench: Presenting Video Oral Arguments (PDF) that includes tips and advice for presenting a video oral argument as well as links to related videos on YouTube.

Fourth District:
See ADI's "Guide to coronavirus emergency measures applicable to Fourth District cases" May 2021 update and the Fourth District's homepage.

Sixth District:
Effective August 2, 2021, about half of the SDAP staff will be in the office Monday through Thursday. The office, however, remains closed to non-SDAP personnel. SDAP staff otherwise continues to work remotely. Feel free to communicate by email.
The Sixth District Court of Appeal also continues to operate. Oral argument is being conducted by telephone. For more information, see the court's homepage.

Cal. Supreme Court:
See the court's homepage (includes latest orders, oral argument calendars and other matters of interest).

CACJ's COVID-19 Resource Center (available to non-members)
Includes Courthouse status, briefs to use, and additional documents and information.

Pacific Juvenile Defender Center (PJDC)'s Covid-19 Resources page. Membership required (free).

CDCR's Population Covid-19 Tracker for Covid-19 among inmate and staff populations.

CDCR's Division of Juvenile Justice page regarding DJJ Covid-19 response and visiting, and which is updated frequently.


Other Webinars and MCLE Opportunities


In collaboration with The Judicial Council of California and the California Judges Association, CLA presents the 2021 Judicial Diversity Summit. The Judicial Diversity Summit has been held every five years since 2006 to assess the efforts to increase judicial diversity in California, and to make recommendations for future activities and initiatives to diversify the judiciary. This year the summit will be titled Stronger Together: Judicial Diversity Summit 2021, and will be held remotely.

Pre-summit event:
September 8, 2021: Noon-1:00 p.m. - A Conversation on Barriers to the Bench (Free Event), offering 1.0 Hr elimination of bias CLE
September 14, 2021 - 4:30-6:00 p.m. - Summit Day 1: Judicial Diversity Today
With opening remarks by Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California, Hon. Thomas Delaney, Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange and  President of the California Judges Association, Emilio Varanini, Attorney, President of the California Lawyers Association
Level Set:  How are We Doing?
Judicial Diversity:  A Facilitated Discussion on the Definition of Judicial Diversity

September 21, 2021: 4:30-6:00 p.m. - Summit Day 2: Sharing What is Working - "Side Bars"
What is the Judicial Nominations Evaluation (JNE) Commission doing differently?
California’s New Judicial Mentoring Program
Side Bar Conversation: The “Perceived” Glass Ceiling

September 28, 2021: 4:30-6:00 p.m. - Summit Day 3: Judicial Diversity Tomorrow
Judicial Track – Elevation and Courtroom Assignments
Attorney Track – Get Creative: Alternative Paths to the Bench
Keynote Address:
 Luis Céspedes, Judicial Appointments Secretary, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Visit the Judicial Diversity Summit web page to register for any of the events, learn more about the summit, and access recordings of past programs as they become available.

This event only happens once every five years, so we want to make sure all interested parties are aware of the opportunity to participate. Please help spread the word about this impactful multi-day event by circulating the event flyer and/or directing people to the web page.

The Pursuit of Permanency: The First 90 Days
Sponsored by the Judicial Council of California & Presented by the University of San Diego School of Law's Children's Advocacy Institute
The University of San Diego School of Law's Children's Advocacy Institute is pleased to offer a 12-hour training program on promising and effective practices and strategies to positively impact permanency* efforts and outcomes, with a special focus on the first 90 days of a child welfare case.  Sponsored by the Judicial Council of California, this training is intended for judicial officers, attorneys, child welfare professionals, probation officers, tribal representatives and advocates, community advocates, CASAs, and other interested persons. This MCLE-approved training is offered at no cost to the participants. If you have questions about this training program, please email Elisa Weichel at eweichel@sandiego.edu.
Day 1 - Friday, September 10, 2021: 8:00 am-12:30 pm Registration Link
Cornerstone Advocacy Training presented by Michele Cortese, Center for Family Representation & Rebecca Ingerman, Children's Law Center of California
Pre-Detention Activities and How They Impact Permanency presented by Cailtin Rae, San Diego Office of County Counsel
Day 2 - Wednesday, September 15, 2021: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm Registration Link
Advocating for Reunification During the First Stages of Dependency presented by Karen Prosek, Children's Legal Services of San Diego and Berta Zangari, Dependency Legal Services
The First 90 Days: Ethical Considerations and Obligations presented by Jan Sherwood, Advokids
Indian and Native American Children and Families: Inquiry and Notice presented by Kimberly Cluff, California Tribal Families Coalition and Geneva Shaw, California Indian Legal Services
Indian and Native American Children and Families: Placement presented by Kimberly Cluff, California Tribal Families Coalition and Geneva Shaw, California Indian Legal Services
Day 3 - Friday, September 24, 2021: 8:00 am-12:30 pm Registration Link
Neurodevelopmentally-Informed Decision Making for the First 90 Days presented by Jessica Richards, MS, MSW, LCSW, IFECMHS, RPF-II
Finding Permanency for Older Youth presented by Children’s Law Center of California
Recent Policy Changes Impacting Permanency During the First 90 Days presented by Children’s Law Center of California
Bias in the Child Welfare System: How it Impacts Permanency During the First 90 Days presented by Danielle Ramirez, San Joaquin Office of the County Counsel and David Meyers, Dependency Legal Services

Annual Homicide Defense Webinar Series 
presented by California Public Defender Association (CPDA)
Streaming Live September 13-17, 2021 
CPDA’s annual Homicide Seminar, covering many of the most important and current issues in murder cases. The Seminar will be presented virtually again this year. This program will provide you with a total of 8.75 hours of California MCLE credits including 1.25 hours in the MCLE Specialty Area of Ethics and 1.5 hours in Elimination of Bias. Click here for registration information, MCLE details, and program schedule. To obtain participatory MCLE, there is a fee of $95.

18th Annual Roundtable - Youth Advocacy in a(n almost) Post-DJJ World 
presented by Pacific Juvenile Defender Center (PJDC)
Friday, September 17, 2021 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Join us for a Primer on SB 823 presented by Nisreen Younis (Supervising Attorney, Juvenile Division, Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office.
Saturday, September 18, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join an ensemble cast of juvenile defenders who will share their insights gained so far from representing system-involved youth as DJJ winds down and “Secure Track” takes on its many forms statewide. While this post-DJJ landscape is unsettling and full of uncertainty, it provides defenders with the opportunity to shape what comes next. The presentation will follow a hypothetical/composite youth through transfer, disposition and post-disposition now that DJJ is less likely to be an option. Along the way, litigation options (e.g. OSCs, writs and appeals) will be discussed.
Attorneys who attend this event can earn up to 5.0 MCLE credits. Click here for more information or to register. Registration Fee $25. For additional information, please contact eileen@pjdc.org.

California TrueFiling Training Webinar
Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Training webinar on California's eFiling system. Training will include: Creating an Account, Enabling Email Notifications, Creating a Payment Account, Searching and Filing in an Existing Case, Case Initiation, and Generating Payment Activity Reports. Click here to register.

A Conversation with Retired California Supreme Court Justice Ming W. Chin 
Webinar presented by Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Appellate Section
Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Conversation with the Hon. Ming W. Chin, who recently joined ADR Services, Inc. after an illustrious career marked by exemplary public service, including as an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court for 24 years and as a member of the Judicial Council of California.
1 hr. MCLE credit, including appellate specialization. $30. Click here for more info or to register.

Conserving Britney Part II: The Internal Affairs of Conservatorships: How they run, change and end 
Free MCLE by LACBA/OCBA/SBBA/BHBA/San Fernando Valley Bar Assoc.
Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:30-2:30 p.m.
2 CLE hours. Click here for more info or to register.

New Self-Study WebinarAnnual MCLE Specialty Areas Webinar Series
presented by California Public Defender Association (CPDA)
for Criminal Defense Attorneys only (recorded August 23-27, 2021)

This special MCLE continuing legal education seminar will provide you with 7.5 hours of MCLE credits including 4.5 hours of Ethics credits, 1.5 credit hours in the Elimination of Bias, and 1.5 hours of credit in the Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of Substance Abuse/Mental Illness That Impairs Professional Competence. This seminar is designed to help you obtain ALL of those hard-to-find Specialty Areas credit hours, and CPDA has geared each presentation to address the specialty area with an emphasis on criminal defense practice.
Day One - (De)SELECTING YOUR JURY TO MINIMIZE RACISM AND IMPLICIT BIAS (1.5 hrs Elimination of Bias) by Karen Jo Koonan, Senior Litigation Consultant & Martin Sabelli, Criminal Defense Attorney
Day Two - THE CURE FOR BURNOUT – THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT CONNECTION (1.5 hrs Competence) with Dr. Teo Ernst, Psy.D., Forensic Psychologist
Day Three - ATTORNEY ETHICS (1.5 hrs Ethics) with Prof. Richard Zitrin, Professor of Legal Ethics UC Hastings College of the Law
Day Four - JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT (1.5 hrs Ethics) with Kathleen Guneratne, Head of Research, San Francisco Office of the Public Defender
Day Five - PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT (1.5 hrs Ethics) with Yali Corea-Levy, Felony Trial Attorney, San Francisco Office of the Public Defender

New MCLE Training Videos from SDAP, FDAP, and CADC Available on CCAP's MCLE Website
CCAP has coordinated with SDAP, FDAP, and CADC to post some of their recent trainings on CCAP's MCLE website, including SDAP's Foundations of Appellate Practice series. Video presentations on CCAP's Online MCLE Training Sitequalify for participatory MCLE credit. (Access only for active CAC panel attorneys). If you would like access to CCAP's MCLE website, please contact us at resources@capcentral.org and provide your full name, state bar number, your email address (to send you a password), and which panel you are currently a member of.

Recommendations from the Bench: Presenting Video Oral Arguments
CCAP has posted a new resource, Recommendations from the Bench: Presenting Video Oral Arguments (PDF) that includes tips and advice for presenting a video oral argument, as well as inks to YouTube videos on how to look better on video calls.


Employment Opportunities and Other Announcements



Criminal Defense Attorney

The Public Defender’s office provides legal representation to persons charged with a crime in San Francisco who do not have the financial means to retain their own counsel. Each year, the office serves approximately 20,000 people. Over 70% of our clients are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC).

Individuals who wish to express an interest in this position are encouraged to follow the steps described in the following flyer:

SF Public Defenders Office-Attorney Vacancy

This invitation will remain open until a sufficient pool has been attained. The earliest it may close is September 30, 2021.



Public Defender

Application deadline: Open until filled.
First resume review: Friday, October 1, 2021.

San Francisco Bay Area living. A challenging and fulfilling work environment. A highly responsible role in one of California’s largest counties. This is your opportunity to shape the future of criminal justice and make a difference at the highest levels.

As the Department Head, the Public Defender is the executive leader and senior attorney responsible for the development, administration, and direction of the County’s program for legal defense of indigent criminal defendants. The Public Defender’s Office employs 145 full time staff members dedicated to carry out the department’s mission to ensure justice for indigent persons accused of crimes in Contra Costa County. The County is looking for an innovative perspective and proven leadership in this role. The next Public Defender must prioritize engagement with other stakeholders and recognize the mutual interdependence of public safety and judicial agencies, build meaningful relationships with peers, and strive to find collaborative, mutually beneficial solutions to county-wide problems. This position is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and is the primary advisor to the County Administrator and the Board of Supervisors on issues relating to the Office.

To view additional qualifications and submit your resume, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) please go to this website.

For more information contact:

Andrew Nelson
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3329

Click here to view an online brochure for this position.
Click here to go to the Contra Costa County – Public Defenders website.



The State Bar’s Board of Trustees directed formation of a California Paraprofessionals Working Group at its meeting on January 24, 2020.  If you have any input to share with the working group or subcommittees, you can do so in the public comments. The working group will submit its final report and recommendations by September 30, 2021.

There are various subcommittees for broad practice areas including: consumer debt & general civil; housing; health; family law; and employment & income maintenance.  Other subcommittees include: licensing; regulations; discipline; and pilot implementation.

About the CPPWG


Agendas & Upcoming Meetings

Past meetings are recorded and saved on YouTube.

Archived agendas

The “Family Law Subcommittee”  includes adoptions/conservatorships/guardianships/dependency.

They have recommended:

Paraprofessionals are authorized to provide representation in uncontested adoptions, with the following exception:
• Adoptions arising from dependency petitions

Paraprofessionals are authorized to assist parties in uncontested conservatorship and guardianship cases, with the following exception:
• Guardianships established in dependency court for parties entitled to court-appointed counsel.

Some interesting CPPWG resolutions thus far include:

March 26, 2021:

RESOLVED, that the following is the default working group position regarding in-court representation in the superior courts by licensed paraprofessionals:
• Paraprofessionals may provide full in-court representation in the practice area(s) and for the tasks for which they are licensed, with the exception of jury trials.

March 18, 2021:

RESOLVED, that the California Paraprofessional Program Working Group adopts the following recommendations for paraprofessional minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements:
• 36 hours every 3 years, as follows:
o 28 hours in the paraprofessional’s practice areas
o 4 hours on legal ethics
o 1 hour on competence issues
o 1 hour on recognition and elimination of bias in the legal profession and society
o 1 hour of trauma-informed practice
o 1 hour of practice management/running a business
• No more than 18 hours may be obtained through self-study
• Each practice area subcommittee may require that the above MCLE include specific topics relevant to the paraprofessional’s practice area to be included in the final MCLE regulation proposal

• The paraprofessional licensing board will be authorized to require supplemental MCLE to maintain licenses due to changes in the law or other developments, as well as discretion to impose more specific educational requirements based on practice area, identified risk factors, or other considerations.
o This could include designation of some of the practice area MCLE, or, alternatively, an increase in the required number of hours of MCLE to address specified issues and topics.

April 19, 2021:

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Paraprofessional Program Working Group recommends that, in addition to required disclosures about the availability of a free attorney through a local legal services program to those who qualify, paraprofessionals are required to advise clients of availability of a right to counsel program, or must certify that no such program exists, in their county.

May 17, 2021:

RESOLVED, that the California Paraprofessional Program Working Group recommends that there be no limits on the fees that licensed paraprofessionals will be authorized to charge. The question of potential caps on contingency fees will be discussed at a later time.




PLEASE SEND US YOUR WINS!  Please email your wins to CalAppNews@gmail.com so we can include them in the next issue of the CalAppNews.

CalAppNews Needs You!  Have an idea for an article that would interest our members? Know a colleague with an interesting hobby, side gig or background? Read a book or bought an office lifesaver you’d like to share? Or attended a seminar that discussed an interesting topic you’d be willing to review? Let us know. We need articles to make up our newsletter and we’d love any and all help our members can offer. Every idea is welcome. So don't be shy and contact Steve Torres at calappnews@gmail.com.

BRIEFBANK: The CADC Briefbank has arguments, ideas, and samples that address many of the common issues of indigent appellate practice. If you haven't tried it out, please do. The Briefbank Committee volunteers are on call to help you.  Just post your question to the Briefbank forum. If you are one of the many contributors - thank you!  Keep up the good work!  Members are also encouraged to add their own pleadings to the Briefbank.

SUSTAINING MEMBER BENEFIT: One of the benefits of becoming a CADC sustaining member is that this includes admission to CADC's annual seminar at no additional cost. In order to make this benefit more flexible and useful, the CADC Board has voted to amend this benefit to provide that the annual CADC statewide seminar may be attended for free either by the CADCsustaining member or by another member designated by the sustaining CADC member to attend the seminar in his or her stead.

YOUR CADC PROFILE: Members should remember that our Website is the place to indicate changes to your email address or other contact information. To make changes to your contact information: Log in to the Member Area and click on My Profile. At that point you will be able to make any desired changes to your contact information. When you have finished, click Update to save your changes. Thank you for keeping your membership profile up to date.

ARE YOU TREATING CADC MESSAGES LIKE SPAM? CADC sends out notices from the following addresses:
renewals@mail.cadc.netwebmaster@cadc.net, emv_law@sbcglobal.netnjking51@gmail.comcalappnews@gmail.com,

eflyer.cadc@gmail.com, cadcmembership@gmail.comcadc@gmail.com, and office.cadc@gmail.com. If you have not been receiving CADC messages please check your spam, promotions, or bulk mail folders and unblock messages from these e-mail addresses.

SPECIAL LEXIS RATE FOR CADC MEMBERS: CADC and Lexis have negotiated a 40 percent discount on three different plans for CADC members. For information about rates and plans, please call 800-227-4908 and say that you are a member of CADC. You will be given the contact information for your local representative. If you already know who your local sales rep is, you can contact him or her directly; be sure to say you are a member of CADC and want to take advantage of our group discount.

This discount is not available to anyone who is currently in a contract with Lexis. Once your contract expires, you will be free to take advantage of the group rate.

CADC-SPONSORED MALPRACTICE POLICY: In connection with Complete Equity Markets (CEM), CADC is offering its members a special deal on a custom-tailored malpractice insurance policy. This policy is relatively inexpensive and is geared toward CADC members who handle some privately-retained cases in addition to their court-appointed appeals.

For a copy of the CADC malpractice insurance policy and an application, call Complete Equity Markets and ask CEM to mail you copies of these materials. Telephone: 1-800-323-6234. You can look over the policy and, if you want to obtain coverage, the application takes less than a hour to fill out. You will get a premium quote within a couple of weeks after submitting your application. The premium varies with the percentage of your income derived from non-project appointed cases.

You can obtain this information – the policy application and a price quote – by going to the Complete Equity Markets Web site at http://www.cemins.com/attorneys/lim.php. You can submit your application or send CEM an e-mail at that site, with any questions you may have.

Monthly payments and financing for the payment of annual premiums is now available at very low rates. Contact Complete Equity Markets for more information. If you have any questions regarding this insurance policy contact CADC members Gordon Brownell at gsbrownell@aol.com or (707) 942-4565, or Dave Lampkin at dplampkin@aol.com or (805) 389-7769.



(Please notify us if an announcement needs to be removed or revised. Thank you.)

RE-ENTRY ASSISTANCE: Is your client experiencing legal issues based on their criminal conviction? Do you want to learn more about the collateral consequences affecting your clients? Root & Rebound is a reentry legal education & advocacy center whose mission is to increase access to justice and opportunity for people in reentry from prison and jail. Our three-pronged approach consists of public education on the reentry legal barriers through publications and trainings based on our Roadmap to Reentry Guide; direct services through our Friday legal hotline and reentry legal clinics; and systems reform efforts to strengthen the reentry infrastructure. We are here to support individuals in reentry and the professionals who support them. Find the Guide, our Toolkit, our Free Online Training Hub and information on in-person trainings on our website, rootandrebound.org. Our Reentry Legal Hotline is every Friday from 9am to 5pm, and we accept collect calls. Our number is 510-279-4662.


Experienced California capital litigator (over 17 years in trial, state post-conviction, and federal habeas courts) seeks contract work, including legal research and writing and creating RT notes.  Rates negotiable.  Michael Lasher, 510-507-2869.

Former manager of CAP/LA's indigent felony appeals program available to assist appellate and trial practitioners with research, writing (SOFs, discrete arguments, pre-trial motions), editing briefs, trial prep, and detailed transcript digests. Let me improve your case management efficiency. More than 25 years of experience. Professional references and writing samples available. Reasonable hourly rates. Please contact Robert Pearsall, JD, L/P/C Strategies at: 510.387.4670 or replaw2011@gmail.com.

Third year attorney based in northern San Diego County available for freelance legal research and writing.  Strong interest in criminal appeals.  Especially interested in mentor-mentee relationship with established panel attorney.  Previous experience working for Appeals, Writs, and Trials section of the California Attorney General’s Office as a student intern and a volunteer attorney, and for the 4th District Court of Appeal, Div. 1 as a Visiting Attorney.  Resume, writing samples, and references available upon request.  Please send any inquiries to Wilkensjames@gmail.com.

PARALEGAL/LEGAL SECRETARY ASSISTANCE: Are you a solo practitioner who needs help taking care of the details? Let me help. My name is Zina Wyman, and I have spent over 15 years working in criminal defense and criminal appeals. I graduated from The University of San Diego, and received my paralegal certificate while still an undergraduate. I am efficient and accurate.
• Get Your Mail Organize. Have your legal mail sent to my inexpensive safe and secure mailbox. I will sort, scan and send it back to you organizaed through Dropbox. $45 for mailbox $6.25/15 minutes scanning.
• Clean out your In-Box. Inbox stuffed with legal emails that need to be moved to client files? Forward them to me and I will gladly create PDFs and return them via Dropbox. $25.00 hour.
• Document Completion. Do you need someone to polish that brief, or convert PDF's to Word Perfect documents? Starting $35.00 hour.
• Document Pick Up. Need to get documents but you can't get out of court, the office or some other emergency? Give me the task, and I'll take care of it, and you. (*Travel in Southern California; Yuma, Arizona. Time for travel plus mileage.)
Don't see what you need? Just ask! Other services available on request. Contact me today for rates and further details. 619-241-1325 or zinawm@hotmail.com

PARALEGAL/LEGAL SECRETARY ASSISTANCE: I have over 30 years of experience in all fields of law, including state and federal appeals. I am offering my services to panel attorneys who need an efficient paralegal/secretary who will format, edit, proof-read, bookmark, generate authorities, and combine documents using Adobe Pro, if needed and will do so in a quick and efficient manner. I will also upload and TrueFile your briefs with the district courts, as well as petitions for review with the Supreme Court. If you need help taking care of these non-billable details, you may contact Debra Lancaster by email at movingpapers@outlook.comfor more information as to my fee per brief, including attorney references.

CADC member with 20 plus years’ experience will summarize Reporter’s Transcripts and/or compose draft Statements of Facts for appellate briefs. Also available for accurate preparation of tables and correction of cites where needed (California Style Manual or Bluebook). Rates beginning at $35 per hr. 24-Hour turn around for tables (only) will normally be available. Contact Marilyn Mobert @ 916-214-2646 or cjasmm@msn.com.

SEEKING CRIMINAL APPEAL EXPERIENCE, WILL WORK PRO BONO. Former Public Defenders. Husband and wife team. Strong research and writing skills. Previous experience includes adult criminal trials, preliminary hearings, juvenile adjudications, and the Innocence Project of New York. Willing to travel. Alicia is fluent in Spanish. Please contact us (Brad Mahler or Alicia Ekland) at (530) 636-0020 or e-mail brad@mahlerekland.com.

LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING LAW PROFESSOR AVAILABLE FOR CONTRACT WORK. I have taught legal research, writing and analysis courses at Golden Gate, USF, UC Hastings and JFK law schools for 18 years. I am seeking appellate practice experience. Will work on criminal and civil projects. Member CADC. Univ. of San Francisco School of Law Graduate. Admitted to State Bar 1991. Please contact Rosemary La Puma, rmlapuma@gmail.com.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE. Let me assist you – part time student looking to assist you with errands, transcribing, proof reading, prepping EOT's, preparing briefs for filing, and preparation of table of authorities. Will work from your office (with my laptop), or my home office. Please call Tanya Hastings, 510-936-1695 or tanyasworkemail@gmail.com.

PARALEGAL RECORD READER. I have been working for two Bay Area based criminal appeals attorneys for 7-8 years. I will take detailed notes on Reporter's Transcripts and/or write highly organized, thorough draft Statements of Facts for appellate briefs. Excellent references. $35/hr. based roughly on 30 pages per hour, depending on your needs and the complexity of the case. Contact Renee at sfmeancat@yahoo.com or (415) 661-6572.

TABLES OF CONTENTS AND AUTHORITIES. Fast, scrupulously accurate preparation of tables of contents and authorities for briefs and petitions. WordPerfect only (any version). If you like, I'll correct the citation style as needed (California Style Manual or Bluebook). 24-hour turnaround for most briefs. $75/hr. payable on completion of my work. Marty Kassman, (707) 224-1030, marty@kassman.com.

TOP NOTCH LEGAL RESEARCHER AND WRITER, a retired attorney, available to serve you. If you want to outsource work in order to expand your practice or are already overburdened, please contact me. I can provide you with relief by completing high quality research and writing projects for you. Contact Michael Friedman at MikeFrdman@aol.com or (510) 758-4045.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND CONSUMER LAWYER WANTS SUPERVISED WORK TO GAIN EXPERIENCE IN APPELLATE AND/OR HABEAS LAW. I am a new CADC member. I have been a member of the Cal Bar since, 1975, doing PI, Criminal Defense and Consumer Law in Marin, Sonoma, SF, and East Bay. I have done a handful of Federal and State appeals and would like to work under supervision to gain experience doing appellate and/or habeas work. I have Westlaw and good analytical writing and research skills. Greg Anton, PO Box 299, Lagunitas, CA 94938; (415) 789-8535; greganton@wildblue.net.

SEEKING CRIMINAL APPEAL EXPERIENCE. Golden Gate University 2001 grad with law and motion and civil appellate experience seeks experience writing criminal appeals. Availability to assist with research and drafting. Very reasonable and negotiable fee. Please contact Jeffrey Ginsberg at ginsberg@briefsandmotions.info.

HASTINGS GRADUATE BASED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROVIDES RESEARCH & WRITING SERVICES TO ATTORNEYS, including memos, briefs, and litigation-related archival & public records research. $30/hr or flat fee. Contact Julie Masal at jkmasal@earthlink.netor (410) 477-0380.

SEEKING CRIMINAL APPEAL EXPERIENCE. Boalt Hall Class of '97 grad with large law firm experience seeks experience writing criminal appeals. Available immediately to assist with research and drafting. Very reasonable and negotiable rates. Please contact me at cts123@hotmail.com.

SAN DIEGO/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Writing services. Award winning journalist with JD can help with appeals, background reports, investigations, memoranda. Accurate, prompt, reasonable, cheerful. Contact Richard Acello at (619) 297-1239 or richace@cox.net.

EXPERIENCED CONTRACT ATTORNEY WILL OUTLINE TRIAL RECORDS, DRAFT WELL-CRAFTED STATEMENTS OF FACT. For the past fifteen years, I have maintained a specialty practice preparing finely-crafted draft Statements of Fact for criminal and dependency appeals. I also provide a meticulous outline of the entire Reporter's Transcript, detailing all testimony of possible relevance, noting every objection, and summarizing proceedings that take place out of the presence of the jury. For the past several years I have worked on a part-time basis with Dennis Riordan and Don Horgan in San Francisco. I've recently expanded my practice, am now also working with two CADC colleagues, and would like to develop a few additional CADC working relationships as well. If I can be of help to you in your appellate practice, please contact me. Joseph Tieger, 925-377-6208 or JT@REACHINGOUT.ORG.


ATTENTION DEPENDENCY LAWYERS: California Juvenile Dependency Case Law Updates, 1991-2012. Summaries of most dependency cases since 1991 organized by subject. $85.00 for CADC members, public defenders and panel attorneys. Send check with order to: Janet G. Sherwood, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 778, Corte Madera, CA 94976-0778.


SPANISH/ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS: Correspondence and other written communications translated between Spanish and English. Telephone translations, prison visits with counsel, and fax and e-mail services available. $30/hour. For additional information, please contact Kata Brownell at phone: (707) 942-0799; fax: (707) 942-8520; or e-mail: ksbrownell@aol.com.

SPANISH translations: Kristin King received her MA in Translation from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in 2018. She is available for translation of legal documents and client communications. Fast, accurate, professional. References! Contact Kristin King at (760) 920-7881 or kristinreneeking@gmail.com

SPANISH TRANSLATOR. Over fifteen years experience. Excellent for attorney-client communications, briefs, court orders and other legal documents. Quick turnaround time. Rate: $25 per client letter or $30/hour. Mateo Rosen. Phone: (415) 846-7798; e-mail: mateo.rosen@gmail.com.

Spanish/English Translator and Interpreter. Fast and accurate with several years of experience.  Available for any type of document translation as well phone and prison visit interpretations. $30/hour.  Please contact Maricela Solorio-Taylor Phone: (661) 900-2066.  Email: sttranslators@gmail.com. Fax: (559) 408-5613.

Translation services for all languages and all types of certifications: Strommen is a local translation company specializing in certified translations. We can be your one-stop-shop for language needs. Call us M-F 323-638-9787 or email us at info@strommentutoring.com. Visit http://www.strommeninc.com for more info!

ENGLISH AND THAI translators provide translation and desktop publishing of a wide variety of documents by well qualified individuals. Extensive legal and business translation experience. Please contact Keith & Marisa Ensminger at 209-385-0425 tel, 209-385-3747 fax or visit our web site at www.thailinguist.com.

HIGH-QUALITY SPANISH CLIENT CORRESPONDENCE TRANSLATIONS: Our team works on both sides of the border (San Francisco and Mexico City) and have extensive experience translating from English to Spanish and vice-versa in legal, business and academic settings. Because of the international nature of our firm, we are also able to offer prices below the California market average, while providing the same security and U.S. based quality you are accustomed to. One of the specialties we developed while working for the Law Office of Susan D. Shors, was our ability to accurately translate idiomatic slang from Mexico and Central America that is often misrepresented in court. In addition, we have native speakers of both Spanish and English who are able to ensure timely and accurate translations in bulk, or on an ad-hoc basis. We look forward to speaking with you about how to reduce your work load and strengthen the defense of your clients. Ian Shors Connors (M.A. Latin American Studies (Georgetown University), M.S. Economics (University of San Francisco)), ianshorsconnors@gmail.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianshorsconnors/ , +1 (415) 533-2107. References available upon request.


26+ YEARS CRIMINAL DEFENSE LICENSED P.I. AVAILABLE FOR TYPING TAPE TRANSCRIPTS, i.e., law enforcement/prosecution/defense interviews, dispatch calls, etc. – any choice of format in Word or WP; extensive investigation experience ranging from DUIs to/including 187 PC's & Death Penalty cases, so very familiar with vernacular, slang, codes; have typed many transcripts for court use in variety of cases; can type other documents in other specialty areas if format is defined; have equipment for video-to-audio transfer; have FedEx account for send/delivery; contact Kalli G. Bolanis, P.O. Box #1961, Joshua Tree, CA 92252; (760) 368-7486; kgbinvestigate@earthlink.net

AV RATED LAWYER AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESS AND CIVIL LITIGATION REFERRALS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY CASES. Charles P. Charlton is a civil litigation lawyer dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation to consumers and business clients throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties as well as many other counties and cities throughout the State of California. Charles P. Charlton, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 300, Los Angeles, CA 90067-4107, (310) 651-9906.



The CADC Board of Directors encourages member questions and input. If you have a question or a suggestion for the Board, please contact any of the directors for your region. Your region is determined by the California appellate district in which your mailing address is located.

The current directors are:

Region One (1st and 6th Districts):
Julia Freis, Santa Rosa, jkfreis@sonic.net
Wilder Lee, Berkeley, wilder@greatdefense.com
Dallas Sacher, Santa Cruz, sacherdallas2@gmail.com
Gordon “Bart” Scott, Santa Rosa, gbscott@sonic.net
Matt Siroka, San Rafael, siroka.law@gmail.com

Region Two (2nd District):
Miriam Billington, Santa Monica, mimibton@gmail.com
Mi Kim, Thousand Oaks, mi@mikimlaw.com
Linda Robertson, San Luis Obispo, lrobertsonesq@gmail.com

Region Three (3rd and 5th Districts and out-of-state):
Caitlin Christian, Sacramento, CCxLaw@gmail.com
uzanne Nicholson, Sacramento, suzanne@smnlegal.com
David Yorton, Redding, dmyesq@outlook.com

Region Four (4th District):
Laura Gordon, San Diego, LGORDON777@COX.NET
Rebecca Jones, San Diego, rputnamj@cox.net
Dawn Mortazavi, Irvine, dawn@mortazavilaw.com

In addition to the directors, who are elected by the membership every three years (or whenever there is a vacancy), the Board includes CADC's officers, who are elected annually by the Board. The officers also welcome ideas and questions from members.

The current officers are:
President, Patricia Lai, pslai@sbcglobal.net
Vice-President, Nancy Brandt, nsbrandtlaw@gmail.com
Vice-President, Edward Haggerty, ejhaggerty@roadrunner.com
Treasurer, Christopher Nalls, chris@christophernalls.com
Secretary, Steven Schorr, schorr126312@gmail.com
Acting Past President, Tonja Torres, TonjaTorres@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor, Steven Torres, TorresEsq@msn.com
State MCLE Coordinator, Cynthia Barnes, rm1607@aol.com
Webmaster, Eileen Manning-Villar, emv_law@sbcglobal.net

Special role(s):
Court & Project Liaison, Edward J. Haggerty, ejhaggerty@roadrunner.com

Full contact information (including mailing addresses) for everyone named above, as well as for chapter contacts and past presidents, may be obtained from the Webmaster. For more information about the election, qualifications and duties of officers and directors, members can consult the CADC Bylaws. The Bylaws are available to members on our Web site.

Join CADC or renew your membership::

Want to mail in your application the old fashion way? CLICK HERE.

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California Appellate Defense Counsel (CADC) is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. CADC certifies that those activities marked with an "*" are deemed approved for MCLE credit in the amount and type specified and in conformance with State Bar's Rules and Regulations. CADC is also a State Bar Criminal Law Advisory Commission/Appellate Law Advisory Commission approved provider. CADC certifies that those activities marked with an "*" are deemed approved for appellate law and/or criminal law specialization credit.

CADC President

Patricia Lai
P.O. Box 23111
San Jose, CA 95153-3111

Mailing Address

California Appellate Defense Counsel
P.O. Box 2433
Pasadena, CA 91102

e-Flyer Questions or Submissions

Please email office.cadc@gmail.com.

Local Chapter Meetings

Bay Area Dependency Counsel (BADC)

DATE: Joining DADC, Monday September 13, 2021
TIME: 12:00 p.m.
FOR INFO:  Please contact chapter co-chairs Jessica Ronco or Carol Koenig (ckoenig.law@gmail.com) for more information.

Central Coast Chapter

The Central Coast Chapter plans to have another Zoom meeting in September, toward the end of the month, date & time to be determined. For more information and exact date, please email Mark Feeser at mark.r.feeser@gmail.com

Davis/Sacramento Dependency Counsel

DATE:  Monday, September 13, 2021
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom
TOPIC:  New Published Cases from May through August 2021 and discussion of current case issues.
MCLE:   1.5 hrs. General MCLE and appellate specialization credit offered.
Please contact Linda J. Conrad at linda@norcalappeals.com for further details.

Greater Los Angeles Chapter

FOR INFO: Please contact Christine Vento at pcvento@sbcglobal.net.

LA South Bay Chapter

FOR INFO: Please contact Jean Ballantine at jean.ballantine10@gmail.com.

Marin Chapter

DATE: Friday, September 10, 2021
TIME: 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: Via Zoom
EVENT: A general roundtable and Hello. All are welcome!
Please e-mail Paul Kraus at paul@paulrkrauspc.com for an invite.
FOR CHAPTER INFO: Contact Candace Hale at cxh@me.com.

Mental Health Practice Chapter

The Mental Health Practitioners Group meets every second Thursday of the month.
DATE: Thursday, September 9, 2021
TIME: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Via Zoom
EVENT: Monthly meeting to discuss outlier issues which present unique challenges as well as recurring practical and substantive patterns in offender with a mental disorder (formerly MDO), sexually violent predator, conservatorship, not guilty by reason of insanity, and trial competency proceedings.
FOR MORE INFO: Please contact Paul Kraus at paul@paulrkrauspc.com to receive the Zoom link and other information.

Nevada County Chapter

FOR INFO: Contact Stephen Greenberg at sgberg1@mac.com.

Orange County Chapter

FOR CHAPTER INFO: contact Dawn Mortazavi at dawn@mortazavilaw.com.

Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter

Come for Happy Hour!
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
TIME:  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Triple Beam Pizza,
5916 N Figueroa Blvd.
Los Angeles
FOR INFO: If you would like to attend, please contact Cynthia Barnes at rm1607@aol.com or 213-413-4992

Redwood Empire Appellate Lawyers [REAL]

DATE: Friday, September 17, 2021
TIME:   Noon
PLACE: Willies Wine Bar
1415 Town and Country Drive
Santa Rosa
FOR INFO: Please contact Marylou Hillberg at hillberg@sonic.net.

Sacramento Chapter

For chapter information contact Karriem Baker at karriemlaw@gmail.com

San Diego Chapter

The San Diego Chapter will meet for a Lunch Social.
DATE: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
TIME:  Noon
PLACE: Bud’s Louisiana Café
4320 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
FOR MORE INFO: Please respond to the Evite ASAP so we will have an accurate head count.  If you did not receive the Evite, please contact Laura Gordon at LPGordon777@gmail.com.

San Diego (and beyond) Dependency Chapter

Monthly Virtual Meeting:
DATE: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
TIME:   1:30-3:00 p.m.

An e-vite will be sent out with the Zoom Meeting ID and Zoom Meeting Password.  It will also include instructions to call in by phone.  If you would like to be added to the e-vite list, please e-mail Michelle Pena at: mdplaw@outlook.com.

Because we are meeting virtually, we are not limited geographically.  We welcome all CADC members interested in discussing juvenile dependency law.

Please download the Zoom application prior to the meeting time. (https://zoom.us)  If you have questions about using Zoom, feel free to e-mail Michelle  at mdplaw@outlook.com.  If you have problems logging in during the meeting time, please call Michelle at (858) 275-3822.

San Francisco Bay Area

FOR INFO: Contact Nancy Brandt, Chapter Chair at nsbrandtlaw@gmail.com.

San Jose Chapter

For chapter information contact Teresa Biagini at tbiagini@aol.com or (408) 761-0764.

Santa Cruz/Monterey Chapter

For chapter information contact Jeanine Strong (jeanie@strongappellatelaw.com).