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.

Lori Quick Becomes Assistant Director
Lori Quick became SDAP's Assistant Director, effective January 1, 2021. William Robinson, who was the Assistant Director for eight years, desired to do less administrative work, which has increased during the pandemic. He will continue as a SDAP senior staff attorney. Jonathan Grossman and Paul Couenhoven will also become senior staff attorneys. Lori has worked as a staff attorney since 1996 and has increasingly taken on administrative duties during the pandemic.

2020 Seminar Material Now Available
The material from the 2020 annual SDAP Seminar and the Foundations of Appellate Practice Seminar are now available.


Continuing COVID-19 Effects on SDAP
In light of rising COVID cases and Santa Clara County's new shelter-in-place order, SDAP will be operating virtually until at least January 4. We will have staff in the office periodically to collect the mail and engage in a limited number of administrative duties. No one will picking up the phone during this time.

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.


Continuing COVID-19 Effects on the Courts
The Sixth District Court of Appeal also continues to operate. Previous emergency orders, extending automatically deadlines for filings in the Court and for filing review petitions, have expired. 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 have been layed off because of budget cuts. If a panel attorney is experiencing significant record delays, please contact the SDAP buddy.


TEL (408) 241-6171 FAX (408) 241-2877      95 S. Market Street, Suite 570, San Jose CA 95113