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“A good appellate attorney has two solid qualities: (1) the ability to spot appellate issues, and (2) the ability to write an organized and persuasive argument.”

—Ric Phillips, CCAP’s first Executive Director

CCAP is looking for attorneys with a strong interest in appellate practice and a desire to help indigent parties in criminal, juvenile, dependency, and/or mental health appeals to become CCAP panel attorneys. CCAP panel attorneys are appointed by the Third District and Fifth District (based on CCAP’s recommendation) to provide direct representation of indigent parties on appeal. Based on the panel attorney’s skill level, CCAP staff attorneys provide varying levels of assistance to further develop a panel attorney’s appellate advocacy skills.

Working as a CCAP panel attorney can be an extremely rewarding experience and provides a flexible work schedule. It offers an opportunity to collaborate with highly committed staff attorneys as we all work towards the goal of maintaining and improving the quality of indigent appellate representation.

If you are interested in becoming a CCAP panel attorney, please explore the menu on the right-hand side for how to join the CCAP’s Court Appointed Counsel panel and other frequently asked questions.

Applicant questions may be directed to CCAP’s Panel Manager: Liz Smutz.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!