Alameda County
Bar Association

Invitation to Apply for CAAP’s Misdemeanor Panels 

CAAP's misdemeanor panels

Invitation to Apply for CAAP’s Misdemeanor Panels

The Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP) administers the conflicts program for the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. Through this program, qualified attorneys represent indigent criminal defendants whenever the public defender is restrained by a conflict of interest.

ACBA members are invited to apply for CAAP’s misdemeanor panels. ACBA Members receive a $100 discount on their annual CAAP dues! We generally only review applications once a year and this usually happens in the Fall, but are opening up the misdemeanor panels early. If you are invited to join a panel, you will be eligible to receive referrals immediately. 

All applicants will undergo a peer review process. The applicant will be required to furnish a detailed history of their background and experience in criminal law. Failure to complete the application or provide the required documents will delay the processing of your application. 

Please complete the application and submit to CAAP Administrator Sarah Brooks at

Class 4 (including probation and parole violations)

Any theft offense charged as a misdemeanor and/or all other misdemeanors in which the possible sentence is one year in the county jail.

Class 5 (including probation and parole violations)

All other misdemeanors

Check out the application for eligibility requirements