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.

Mandatory Form for Augment Motions
The Sixth District Court of Appeal requires the use of a form proposed order for all motions to augment the record. The pdf fillable proposed order must be used in civil appeals as well. Reportedly, there have been problems with how attorneys have filled out the form.


Proposed Changes to eFiling Rules
Proposed changes to the Rules of Court would create a single set of rules for most efiling requirements in the appellate courts. The proposed rules require a specific format. For example, all documents must be in 13-point font with serifs, such as Century Schoolbook, but not Times Roman. The text must be aligned to the left, not fuily justified. The Judicial Council has invited the public to comment conerning the draft changes to the rules of appellate procedure (SPR19-07).



Patrick McKenna to be new Executive Director
The SDAP Board of Directors has selected Patrick McKenna to become the new Executive Director, effective July 2, 2019. He will be replacing Dallas Sacher, who is retiring from SDAP. McKenna began working as a Staff Attorney in June 2012 and has handled a full variety of cases, including felonies, delinquencies, dependencies, and mental health appeals.

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