Appeal to Death Penalty

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Applying for: Appointment in capital appeal
Appointment in habeas corpus/executive clemency proceedings
Appointment in capital appeal and related habeas corpus/executive clemency proceedings

1. Date of admission in California (mm/dd/yyyy):
State Bar No.:
Admissions in other jurisdictions, dates of admissions, and bar numbers:

2. Current resume OR, a brief chronology of your legal employment (if printing and mailing a hard copy of this application and enclosing resume, indicate by checking box ):

3. Approximate number of completed felony appeals as counsel of record for defendant (please provide this information even if you do not seek appointment to a capital appeal):

Jurisdictions:

Courts:

Approximate number involving murder convictions:

Number involving capital appeals (including case names and numbers):

Approximate number of felony appeals completed in last 5 years:

4. Completed felony habeas corpus or other writ proceedings as counsel of record for defendant, whether or not an evidentiary hearing was ordered (please provide this information even if you do not seek appointment to habeas corpus/executive clemency proceedings):
  Approximate number of habeas corpus proceedings:
  Approximate number of other writ proceedings:
  Number of evidentiary hearings at which you appeared:

Jurisdictions:

Courts:

Approximate number involving murder proceedings:

Number involving capital proceedings (including case names and numbers):

Approximate number of writ proceedings completed in last 5 years:

Note: It is not necessary to identify and describe your noncapital appeals or writ proceedings, although you are welcome to do so if you believe that specific cases are of particular significance.

5. Participation in state Court of Appeal or federal appointed counsel programs from which you currently receive, or have received, appointments to indigent appeals or writ proceedings.
Appointed counsel program: Approximate dates of participation:

 

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6. Brief summary of any other relevant litigation, appellate or criminal law experience, such as clerkships, felony jury trials (including number and whether any were murder cases), teaching experience, federal court experience, publications, and awards:

7. Date of any previous applications for appointment submitted to the Supreme Court or the California Appellate Project (CAP) in San Francisco, and the results of each application:

8. At least 2 writing samples, preferably recent opening briefs in criminal appeals in which you were counsel of record. Preferably, one writing sample should involve a murder case. If you are applying for appointment to habeas corpus/executive clemency proceedings, one of your writing samples should be a habeas corpus petition in a case in which you were counsel of record. (You need not submit briefs or petitions filed in this court; simply indicate case names and numbers.)

Writing samples: (Check all that apply.)

Check box if delivering hard copy of writing samples by mail or in person; and/or

Check box if referring to briefs or petitions filed in the Supreme Court.

Case Name:
Supreme Court No.:

Case Name:
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Case Name:
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Case Name:
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9. Description of appellate and/or habeas corpus criminal defense training or continuing legal education, including the date and approximate number of hours, completed in the last 3 years:
Training or continuing legal education Hours Capital case
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tation?

Description of any course of study independently pursued, within the last 3 years, relating to capital case representation:

10. Foreign languages:
Proficiency: (Check all that apply.)
Read Write Speak
Read Write Speak

11. At least 2 current references, preferably criminal law or appellate practitioners. (Include telephone numbers.)
References Telephone Numbers:

12. I believe I meet the requirements of California Rules of Court, rule 8.605: (Check all that apply.)
Rule 8.605(d) (appellate representation)
Rule 8.605(e) (habeas corpus/executive clemency representation)
Alternative qualifications of rule 8.605(f)

I believe that I possess alternative qualifications under rule 8.605(f), for the following reasons:

By clicking on the "Submit Application" button below, I understand that I am submitting my Application for Appointment electronically via this form. I understand that I should expect an email confirmation of this submission. If I do not receive the confirmation, I understand that my submission may not have been transmitted successfully and that I should try submitting the form again.

Please type your full name in lieu of your written signature:

Date (mm/dd/yyyy):

If delivering or mailing hard copy of application materials, please send to:

Automatic Appeals Monitor, California Supreme Court
350 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102


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