Alameda County Superior Court

The Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP) administers the conflicts program for the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. Through this program, qualified attorneys represent indigent criminal defendants whenever the public defender is restrained by a conflict of interest.

The program maintains a panel of more than 140 qualified, private attorneys who provide professional and competent 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.

Are you an experienced criminal defense attorney and interested in joining our panel to represent indigent clients charged with serious felonies up to and including death?

We plan to start accepting new applications in the Fall. New panel applications and applications for class promotion for consideration for the 2018 CAAP Panel should be submitted by September 11, 2017 by 5pm. Please contact Andrea Zambrana, CAAP Director, at (510) 302-2202 or, for more information.

Increase in Hourly Rate!

CAAP is pleased to announce that it has raised the hourly rate it pays panel attorneys.  In hopes of better keeping up with the cost of living and surrounding counties, we will continue to raise rates for the next three years. Below is a chart of the rate increase that went into effect August 1, 2017 and the rate increases we anticipate making in the coming years.  

Class TypeOld RateAugust 1, 2017-June 30, 2018July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
Special Circumstances130140150160
1B, 1PV & 1J100105110115
2, 2PV & 2J9095100105
3, 3PVs, PRCS & 3J85889198
4, 4PV & 4J75777980
5, 5PV & 5J70727475
Misdo Appeals80859095


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