Alameda County
Bar Association

Join the Fight for Justice: Expand Your Practice with the ACBA Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP) Panel! 

CAAP 2024 recruitment

Do you have a passion for championing the underdog? Are you ready to take on cases that make a real difference in the lives of those society has largely abandoned?

If so, we invite you to consider expanding your criminal defense practice by joining the ACBA Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP) Panel.

What is CAAP?

CAAP is a dynamic program designed for criminal defense attorneys committed to fighting for justice and representing indigent clients in Alameda County. As a panel member, you step in when there is a conflict with the Office of the Alameda County Public Defender, ensuring that those in need receive quality legal representation.

Why Join the Panel?

  • Flexibility: Take on as many or as few cases as your schedule allows, allowing you to maintain control over your workload.
  • Professional Growth: Build your professional profile and gain valuable trial experience by representing clients facing various legal challenges.
  • Commitment to Justice: CAAP is dedicated to promoting justice and maintaining high standards of professionalism, competency, diligence, and integrity within the criminal defense bar in Alameda County.
  • Competitive Hourly Rate: Not only are our rates competitive, but they will also increase by 5% for the next three years starting July 2024.

Exceptional Opportunities for Experienced Attorneys

CAAP welcomes applications from attorneys of all levels of experience. CAAP may consider waiving certain requirements to ensure that the right applicants can make a significant impact.

Learn More and Apply Today

For more information, including hourly rates and application details, please visit the CAAP webpage. If you have any questions or would like additional clarification, feel free to reach out to the Director, Andrea Zambrana, via email at or by phone at 510.302.2202. Check out our new streamlined application!

Know someone who might be interested? Forward them this Court Appointed Attorneys Recruitment Flyer 2024!