CAP : Los Angeles

Second District Court of Appeal

California Appellate Project

Los Angeles


Welcome to our website.

We are the Los Angeles office of the California Appellate Project ("CAP/LA").  We are a non-profit law firm. Under a contract with the State of California, CAP/LA manages the court-appointed counsel program for the Second Appellate District Court of Appeal, which has jurisdiction over Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.  We also directly represent some clients under court-appointment.


**Effective today, February 1, 2018, it is mandatory for counsel to submit pre-OSC habeas corpus documents in the California Supreme Court through the TrueFiling system.  This includes petitions, informal responses and replies, and motions, correspondence, etc., related to these filings. It does not cover post-OSC documents such as returns, traverses, and related filings. It is not applicable to capital cases, nor to filings by pro per petitioners.

** Research attorneys from the Second District Court of Appeal will participate in the L.A. County Bar Association's "Philip L. Goar Night of the Roundtables" to be held at the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  The program is hosted by the Appellate Courts section of the L.A. County Bar association and will have four simultaneous roundtable discussions.  Information about the event can be found on the county bar's website's calendar of events. (   

*Registration is now open for CADC's Annual Conference and Seminar March 23-24, 2018 at the SFO Bayfront Hilton. Boalt Hall Professor Avani Mehta Sood will give the keynote address on Friday afternoon, and the two-day conference will be filled with informative and inspiring presentations, including criminal and dependency break-out sessions, providing a total of up to 9.5 hours of MCLE credit. Both one- and two-day registrations are available. For more information, please visit CADC's website.


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Los Angeles, CA 90071


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