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The SDAP Way
A Passion for Justice
SDAP’s attitude toward the representation of indigents is that expressed in Von Moltke v. Gillies (1948) 332 U.S. 708:
“Undivided allegiance and faithful, devoted service to a client are prized traditions of the American lawyer. It is this kind of service for which the Sixth Amendment makes provision. And nowhere is this service deemed more honorable than in case of appointment to represent an accused too poor to hire a lawyer, even though the accused may be a member of an unpopular or hated group, or may be charged with an offense which is peculiarly abhorrent.” (Id., at pp. 725-726, fn. omitted.)
News From The Director
Review Petitions Should Always be Filed as Criminal Cases
Recently, we have seen some dependency panel attorneys face difficulty in utilizing Truefiling to file review petitions in the California Supreme Court. When initiating a new case by filing an original petition – including a writ petition or petition for review – select “File” and ...
Initial Steps When Handling an Appeal: Spotting Issues with the Notice of Appeal and the Certificate of Probable Cause
The initial step in handling any appeal is to check the notice of appeal and, in guilty plea cases, the certificate of probable cause. In this presentation, CCAP Staff Attorneys Siena Kautz and Brad Bristow will discuss what judgments and orders are appealable, the requirements ...
FDAP Seminar April 14
FDAP is excited to welcome the panel back to an in-person training event at a new location, Preservation Park (Nile Hall) in Oakland. It will be on April 14, 2023. Please note the training will not be recorded or live-streamed. The seminar will feature a moderated discussion ...
Meet New Justices on the Court of Appeal
The First Annual CLA Committee on Appellate Courts "Meet New Justices" Program will be Wednesday, March 23, 2023 at 12:15 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to hear from some of the newest and highly respected justices on the Court of Appeal across California. This ...