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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.

6.9.21 – CAAP is seeking attorneys with qualifications and experience to handle serious cases. If you have any questions, contact the Director, Andrea Zambrana, either by email or phone ( | 510.302.2202).  Please note the Program will review all applications, and will consider waiving some requirements for the right applicant.

Increase in Hourly Rate!

CAAP is pleased to announce that the County has agreed to raise the hourly rate it pays panel attorneys.  

7/1/19 to 6/30/20
7/1/20 to 6/30/21
Death Penalty
1A (25 to life)
1B, 1PV & 1J (determinate over 25 yrs)
2, 2PV & 2J (11 yrs to 24 yrs)
3, 3PVs, PRCS & 3J
4, 4PV & 4J
5, 5PV & 5J
Misdo Appeals