About SDAP
SDAP is a law firm that does criminal and juvenile appeals for indigent clients in the San Jose area. We are not the court of appeal

Omission Letters in Santa Clara County.
In addition to the filing of an omission letter in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, counsel must also email a courtesy copy to the superior court appeals unit at appealsclerk@scscourt.org with a sujbect line that reads "COURTESY COPY re [trial court case name & number & title of document]." This is now required by Santa Clara County Superior Court Local Rules, Appellate Rule 3C.

Upcoming Seminar
The Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association is holding its 2021 Litigation and Appellate Summit virtually on May 14 and 21. Ten hours of MCLE credits, including 3.5 hours of appellate specialization credit, is available.


Continuing COVID-19 Effects on SDAP
In light of COVID, SDAP staff continues to work remotely. Feel free to communicate by email. Telephone calls can be arranged via email, if necessary. Do not mail records or other items to the office. Contact the SDAP buddy on the case.

We will continue to process claims and engage in normal duties. We hope everyone remains safe and healthy.

See the February 2021 panel alert concerning records and other matters.




Continuing COVID-19 Effects on the Courts
The Sixth District Court of Appeal also continues to operate. Oral argument is being conducted by telephone. For more information, see the court's website.

The pandemic has caused delays in producing appellate records, especially in cases from Santa Clara County, where much of the staff that handles records has been layed off because of budget cuts. If a panel attorney is experiencing significant record delays, please contact the SDAP buddy.


Public Access to Oral Argument in 6DCA
The public may access oral argument and recordings of past arguments in the Sixth District Court of Appeal with this  link  

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