Panel Attorneys

Become a Panel Attorney

Due to the pandemic, FDAP caseload is down approximately one-third of normal. Accordingly, we are not currently adding many attorneys to the panel. Qualified attorneys will likely be wait-listed until caseload rebounds.

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Panel Attorney Policies and Procedures

Our panel attorney policies and procedures guide provides detailed information on the obligations of panel attorneys and the support and supervision provided by FDAP.

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The Appeals Checklist

The appeals checklist lists the steps that appellate counsel should generally follow. Counsel should review the checklist before each new case and refer to it throughout the appeal. The list is meant only as a general guide. Counsel will have to exercise independent judgment in every case.


Latest Panel Alerts

December 14, 2020

AB 1950: Sample Briefing and Tips to Challenge Probationary Terms Under the New Law

Governor Newsom recently signed AB 1950, which reduced the maximum period of probation to two years in most felony cases, and to… more

Seeking Covid-19 Relief For California Inmates: An Update in the Wake of In Re Von Staich

What Happened in In re Von Staich? In re Von Staich (Oct. 20, 2020) 56 Cal.App.5th 53 held that CDCR, in violation… more


Locating and Contacting a Person in Custody