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CENTRAL CALIFORNIA APPELLATE PROGRAM

Providing administrative services to the Third District and Fifth District Courts of Appeal, and assisting court-appointed counsel with the goal of improving the quality of indigent representation in criminal, juvenile, dependency and mental health appeals.

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Claims Manual Update – Printing Digital Records

The all-project statewide claims manual has been updated to include a new policy for printing digital records for clients. The statewide manual can be easily accessed via the quick button…

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Claims Manual Update – Printing Digital Records

The all-project statewide claims manual has been updated to include a new policy for printing digital records for clients. The statewide manual can be easily accessed via the quick button for Claims under the banner for the homepage, or via the navigation tab for Panel Attorneys > Statewide Claims Info > Statewide Claims Manual. Please consult with your assigned CCAP staff attorney before printing a paper copy of the record for the client.

Petition Filing Fees Alert

When initiating a new case by filing an original petition – including a writ petition or petition for review – select “File” and follow the on-screen prompts for making a…

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Petition Filing Fees Alert

When initiating a new case by filing an original petition – including a writ petition or petition for review – select “File” and follow the on-screen prompts for making a submission. Note: Whether filing a petition for review in a criminal, juvenile (delinquency or dependency), or civil commitment case, always select “Criminal Petition for Review” as the “Case Type” – selecting “Civil Petition for Review” will result in a $750 filing fee.

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Fifth’s Address Changing: Jun. 24, 2024

Pursuant to City Council action, the City of Fresno is changing the street name of Ventura St. to Cesar Chavez Blvd. Effective June 24, 2024, the court's address will change…

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Fifth’s Address Changing: Jun. 24, 2024

Pursuant to City Council action, the City of Fresno is changing the street name of Ventura St. to Cesar Chavez Blvd.

Effective June 24, 2024, the court’s address will change to: 2424 Cesar Chavez Blvd., Fresno, CA 93721

Please review your documents to update all templates. Postal mail will continue to be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to “Ventura Street” for up to one year.

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OSPD Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Webinar

On Thursday, July 18, 2024, OSPD will host an informational webinar regarding recent changes to the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program regulations that expanded the definition of "qualifying…

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OSPD Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Webinar

On Thursday, July 18, 2024, OSPD will host an informational webinar regarding recent changes to the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program regulations that expanded the definition of “qualifying employment” for purposes of federal student loan forgiveness. The webinar will provide information on what the new regulations state and how these changes may apply to contract and panel attorneys who provide indigent defense outside of institutional public defender offices.

The no-cost Zoom registration link is HERE.

***Note:  No MCLE or Legal Specialization Credit is being offered for this training.***

The JCC is willing to certify the number of claimed hours that a panel attorney has billed in a given year. The January 2024, JCC announcement is posted on our website HERE and discusses the application process for panel attorneys to get their hours certified by the JCC. As always, we strongly encourage counsel to continue claiming their actual time on claims and avoid self-cutting.

The projects have also drafted a statement that describes the unique panel/project state contractor relationship for representation of indigent appellants in the Court Appointed Counsel system. We hope that it will provide panel attorneys a useful description of panel work and the panel system that can be submitted with the federal PSLF application.

The projects hope that these changes mean that borrowers with federally-managed loans may obtain loan forgiveness. Please share your success stories with us!

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