Miscellaneous information helpful to appellate practice.
The California courts’ website has resources for finding a court-certified interpreter. Such an interpreter works in court during oral testimony and at hearings. Translators of client letters and other documents may be available at a lower cost.
Statewide Organizations Helpful for Appellate Practice
- California Appellate Defense Counsel: CADC is an organization of appellate panel attorneys who accept appointed appeals in California. Invaluable resources include a robust briefbank and active member forums.
- California Attorneys for Criminal Justice: CACJ is organization of criminal defense lawyers and allied professionals advocating for criminal defense in the legislature, the courts, and the media. CACJ also provides trainings and a briefbank.
- Office of the State Public Defender: OSPD provides training and resources for appointed counsel at both the appellate and trial level. Resources include California Racial Justice Act and PC 1172.6 sample documents, trainings, and listservs.