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. Herbert I. Levy (Chair), Fifth Appellate District
Mr. George Bond, Executive Director, CCAP
Hon. M. Kathleen Butz, 3rd Appellate District
Hon. Martin J. Jenkins, 1st Appellate District, Div. 3
Hon. Richard J. McAdams, 6th Appellate District
Mr. Kent L. Richland, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, LLP
Hon. Betty Ann Richli, 4th Appellate District, Div. Two
Mr. David Stanley, Panel Attorney
Hon. Thomas Lyle Willhite, Jr., 2nd Appellate District, Div. Four
Mr. Matthew Zwerling, Executive Director, FDAP

Advisory member
Mr. Jonathan B. Steiner, Executive Director, CAP-LA

Meeting Schedule

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