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Panel Attorneys

Resources commonly used by panel attorneys to maintain and manage their practice.


Explanation of claims policies and link to statewide claims manual.

Panel Forms

Forms to submit to the JCC and ADI in connection with panel work.

Court & Attorney Contacts

Includes Courts of Appeal, Attorney General, superior and juvenile courts, district attorneys, county counsel, and public and juvenile defenders for San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo, and Orange counties, and appellate projects throughout the state.


Attorneys who are members of one or more project panels through the Court Appointed Counsel program can access ADI’s MCLE materials.

Online Research

Links to online research subscription services and other sites.

Locating Clients / Prison Contacts

Links to inmate locators for state, federal, private, and local facilities.

How to Become a Panel Attorney

ADI regularly accepts applications for both our criminal and dependency panels. We value quality applicants who have a demonstrated dedication to indigent defense work, strong writing skills, and a willingness to be a zealous advocate for clients.

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