- Appellate Defenders, Inc. (“ADI”) is hiring a full-time, criminal law staff attorney. ADI is a non-profit law office whose mission is to ensure quality representation of indigent parties in criminal, delinquency, and mental health appeals in the Fourth Appellate District and in the California Supreme Court. Overview, qualifications, and application is available here: ADI.

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A quick reference guide to service addresses in the Fourth District, both hard copy and email.  Send service documents to the address listed on the CHEAT SHEET, not to individual attorneys in the office.


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- The Sixth District Appellate Project (SDAP)

SDAP is hiring a full-time staff attorney. Information providing overview, qualifications, and instructions how to apply is available here: SDAP

- The Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two

is seeking to hire three attorneys: two for the writs department (Job ID 5818) and one for the central staff (Job ID 5817). Overview, Qualifications, and Application for these positions are available through the Careers page on the California Judicial Branch website. The job listings will remain open until filled.


- Office of The State Public Defender

The Office of The State Public Defender, Indigent Defense Improvement Division provides remote trainings to the indigent defense community. Relevant to trial and appellate defense, in both adult and juvenile criminal cases, the trainings address a wide variety of subjects. The May 2023 Training Calendar offers three trainings, with relevant Zoom registration link. It is here.

- State Bar Ethics Presentation

Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Two attorneys from The State Bar’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel will present this hybrid program.

- Claims Roundtable

Wednesday May 17, 2023, at noon
Join us for a one hour program led by ADI staff attorneys Siri Shetty and Anita Jog who will discuss claim preparation. This program is not eligible for MCLE credit

See Calendar of Events for details and registration links.


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