Appellate Indigent Defense Oversight Advisory Committee

The Appellate Indigent Defense Oversight Advisory Committee (AIDOAC) provides the Chief Justice and administrative presiding justices with policy recommendations related to the Court-Appointed Counsel (CAC) program; audits court-appointed counsel claims; and provides ongoing review of compensation guidelines.

AIDOAC was appointed as a special committee of the Chief Justice in late 1990. Its membership includes one appellate court justice from each of the six appellate districts, two appellate project directors, a civil appellate practitioner, and a criminal appellate practitioner. Advisory members also may be appointed by the Chief Justice.

Membership

Hon. Nathan D. Mihara (Chair), Sixth Appellate District
Hon. Patricia D. Benke, Fourth Appellate District, Division One
Hon. Jennifer R.S. Detjen, Fifth Appellate District
Hon. Andrea L. Hoch, Third Appellate District
Hon. Luis A. Lavin, Second Appellate District, Division Three
Mr. Kent L. Richland, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, LLP
Mr. David Stanley, Panel Attorney
Mr. Jonathan Steiner, Executive Director, CAP-LA
Hon. Jon B. Streeter, First Appellate District, Division Four
Ms. Laurel Thorpe, Executive Director, CCAP

Advisory member
Ms. Elaine Alexander, Executive Director, ADI


Meeting Schedule

Four times per year in March, June, September, and December


Contact:

Bob Lowney, Director
Appellate Court Services and Court Operations Services

Deborah Collier-Tucker
Manager, Appellate Court Services

Latrice Phillips Brown
Fiscal Services Support Supervisor, Court Appointed Counsel

Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 865-4250 Phone
(415) 865-4315 Fax

See the Court-Appointed Counsel page for information related to state court-appointed counsel, including claim forms and archived issues of the CAC Update newsletter.