Alameda County
Bar Association

Seeking Attorneys Willing to Handle Misdemeanor and High-Level Felony Cases 
Caap 2021 recruitment seek justice while building professional profile

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

Apply today to become a member of the ACBA Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP) Panel! We currently need We currently need qualified misdemeanor and high-level felony attorneys to take cases. 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.

Applications are due by the end of business on September 9, 2022CAAP Application all Panels

Increase in Hourly Rate!

CAAP is pleased to announce that the County agreed to raise the hourly rate it pays panel attorneys beginning August 1, 2022.  See the new rates on our webpage.