Alameda County
Bar Association

Criminal Defense Attorneys – Do you enjoy rooting for the underdog? 

Do you enjoy rooting for the underdog? Do you want to fight for those who society has largely abandoned? Do you want to expand your murder practice?

Caap 2021 recruitment seek justice while building professional profileCriminal defense attorneys – apply today to become a member of the ACBA Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP) Panel! Our panel of independent contractor attorneys step in to represent indigent clients when there is a conflict with the Office of the Alameda County Public Defender. Take as many or as few cases as your schedule dictates while you seek justice and build your professional profile.

CAAP is committed to the promotion of justice and high standards of professionalism, competency, diligence, and integrity among members of the criminal defense bar in Alameda County.

For more information, including hourly rates, please visit the CAAP webpage here. If you have any questions, contact the Director, Andrea Zambrana, either by email or phone ( | 510.302.2202).  Please note that CAAP will review all applications, and will consider waiving some of its requirements for the right applicants, particularly those with the experience to take higher level cases.