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.


Hon. Nathan D. Mihara (Chair), 6th Appellate District
Hon. Patricia D. Benke, 4th Appellate District, Div One
Mr. George Bond, Executive Director, CCAP
Hon. M. Kathleen Butz, 3rd Appellate District
Hon. Jennifer R.S. Detjen, 5th Appellate District
Hon. Martin J. Jenkins, 1st Appellate District, Div. Three
Hon. Luis A. Lavin, 2nd Appellate District, Div. One
Mr. Kent L. Richland, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, LLP
Mr. David Stanley, Panel Attorney
Mr. Jonathan Steiner, Executive Director, CAP-LA

Advisory member
Ms. Elaine Alexander, Executive Director, ADI

Meeting Schedule

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


Bob Lowney, Director
Appellate Court Services and Court Operations Services

Deborah Collier-Tucker
Manager, Appellate Court Services

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San Francisco, CA 94102
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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.

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