Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program

The Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP) administers the conflicts program for the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. Through this program, qualified attorneys represent indigent criminal defendants whenever the public defender is restrained by a conflict of interest.

The program maintains a panel of more than 140 qualified, private attorneys who provide professional and competent representation for those entitled to court appointed attorneys.

CAAP is committed to the promotion of justice and high standards of professionalism, competency, diligence, and integrity among members of the criminal defense bar in Alameda County.

Are you an experienced criminal defense attorney and interested in joining our panel to represent indigent clients charged with serious felonies up to and including death.  We plan to start accepting new applications in the Fall. New panel applications and applications for class promotion for consideration for the 2017 CAAP Panel should be submitted by October 3, 2016. Please click here for the application. Contact Sarah Brooks, CAAP Administrator, at (510) 302-2204 or, for more information. 



Log into the CAAP online billing system by clicking here




VIDEO:  Click here to watch a brief instructional video on how to complete fee declarations.