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Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program

The Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP) administers the conflicts program for the County of Alameda 

Through this program, qualified attorneys represent indigent criminal defendants or minors whenever the public defender is restrained by a conflict of interest. The program maintains a panel of  qualified private attorneys who provide professional and excellent representation for those entitled to court appointed attorneys.

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.

Caap 2021 recruitment seek justice while building professional profile

Applications are due by the end of business on September 9, 2022.

CAAP Application all Panels

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 attorneys willing to handle misdemeanor and high-level felony 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 (andrea@acbanet.org | 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.

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.  

8/1/2022
Special Circumstances
$204
LWOP
$187
1A (25 to life)
$170
1B, 1PV & 1J (determinate over 25 yrs)
$148
2, 2PV & 2J (11 yrs to 24 yrs)
$132
3, 3PVs, PRCS & 3J
$127
4, 4PV, 4J, 4JV & 5, 5PV, 5J, 5JV
$110
Misdo Appeals
$127
Contempt
$110
SVP
$187
Investigators
$82