The Court-Appointed Counsel (CAC) Program fulfills the constitutional mandate of providing adequate representation for indigent appellants in the Courts of Appeal on noncapital cases. The Judicial Council of California staff works with nonprofit organizations ("projects") that recommend to the Courts of Appeal the appointment of private attorneys to represent indigent appellants.
For Appellate Project Office Use Only. To submit information to the Court Appointed Counsel program, click for electronic transmission instructions.
CAC Update is a biannual newsletter produced by the Judicial Council of California for state court-appointed appellate counsel. Archived issues in Adobe Acrobat format can be found below.
Director, Appellate Court Services and Court Operations Services
Manager, Appellate Court Services
Judicial Council of California
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San Francisco, CA 94102
See the AIDOAC page for information related to the Judicial Council's Appellate Indigent Defense Oversight Advisory Committee