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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.

 

Reminder: Requests for Preauthorization for Habeas Work Must Be Sent to CCAP First

In both the Third and Fifth District Courts of Appeal, appointed counsel must move to expand the appointment to seek compensation for all writ petition work, including habeas corpus, mandamus, and certiorari.

In both the Third District and Fifth District, expansion requests must be submitted to CCAP first for project input and a recommendation to the court. Counsel should not file expansion requests directly in the Court of Appeal. For more information on the procedures for obtaining preauthorization, see CCAP's article on Preauthorization Steps and Procedures.

 

 

 

 

Message from the Director

Information imparted by outsiders regarding CCAP’s position in the pending Eisenberg case against the Third District has been muddled or inaccurate in some respects. CCAP's policy as an organization is to refrain from connecting the Eisenberg controversy to anything pertinent to the representation in a specific case. Therefore, CCAP staff will decline to discuss the pending Eisenberg petition with appointed attorneys but, as always, will discuss case specifics and beneficial strategies with them for what is best for a particular client. The decision on what is best for the client remains with the appointed attorney as counsel of record. This is the policy in all cases, and normally it is not questioned by outsiders. CCAP remains committed to our mission to assist appointed counsel, not to become embroiled in controversies. To be perfectly clear: any panel attorney is free to discuss the Eisenberg petition with others; CCAP has no interest in quashing free speech.

 

 

 

 

 

Interim COVID-19 Claims Extended through 2021

The JCC has approved an extension for submission of additional interim COVID-19 claims through the end of 2021, i.e. December 31, 2021. This includes:

--A pre-AOB interim claim: (1) where the record length exceeds 1,500 pages, and (2) where counsel has been waiting for an augmented or corrected record longer than 90 days; and
--An additional, post-AOB interim claim may be submitted after the reply brief is filed.

Categories of billable time for these claims are explained in the joint-project memo, which is available here (link to PDF).

CCAP Webpage with COVID-19 Updates

CCAP has created a webpage for COVID-19 announcements. Going forward, we will use this webpage to communicate COVID-19 updates from our courts (as we learn about them) and CCAP. Please refer to this webpage and to the courts' homepages for updates on this developing situation.