Hourly Rate Increase

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 CAAP rate increase that went into effect August 1, 2017 and the rate increases we anticipate making in the coming years.  

CAAP Rate Increase

Class Type Old Rate August 1, 2017-June 30, 2018 July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
Special Circumstances 130 140 150 160
LWOP 120 125 130 135
1A 105 115 120 125
1B, 1PV & 1J 100 105 110 115
2, 2PV & 2J 90 95 100 105
3, 3PVs, PRCS & 3J 85 88 91 98
4, 4PV & 4J 75 77 79 80
5, 5PV & 5J 70 72 74 75
Misdo Appeals 80 85 90 95
Contempt 75 75 82 85
SVP 100 110 120 130

Join our Panel

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 2017 CAAP Panel should be submitted by September 11, 2017 by 5pm. Please contact Andrea Zambrana, CAAP Director, at (510) 302-2202 or andrea@acbanet.org, for more information.

Check us out on the web at  https://www.acbanet.org/criminal-court-appointed-attorneys-program/.