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.


*** The Board of Directors of the California Appellate Project (CAP), has announced a job opening for the Executive Director position at the Los Angeles office.  The announcement contains the necessary qualifications and requirements along with a summary description of the position and can be accessed here.  The application deadline is February 15, 2019.  The “application” should initially consist of a statement of interest accompanied by a resume or curriculum vitae.  Writing samples will later be requested from applicants.

***  As of June 18, 2018, the Second District has revised its style guidelines for filed pleadings.  Please check the Court's website for the most up-to-date information.   See our TrueFiling page for additional information as to updated filing procedures in the Second District.   

*** As of May 2018, there is an updated policy for compensation in habeas corpus matters. Please review before you begin writ investigations.

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