About SDAP
SDAP is a law firm that does criminal and juvenile appeals for indigent clients in the San Jose area. We are not the court of appeal.

FDAP 2015 Seminar January 16 in SF
FDAP's 2015 Training Seminar will be Friday, January 16, 2015 in San Francisco.


CADC 2015 Conference March 13-14 in LA
CADC's 2015 conference will be March 13-14 at the Hilton-Doubletree Hotel in downtown Los Angeles (formerly the New Otani and Kyoto Grand). Justice Goodwin Liu is expected to be the keynote speaker.


Proof of Service for Electronic Service
The proof of service needs to be modified when a document is electronically served. (See Cal. Rules of Court, Rule 2.251(g).) A sample proof of service is available in pdf, Word, and WordPerfect. Note that the sample proof of service does not necessarily have all of the proper parties listed.

Proposition 47 News
With the passage of Proposition 47, appellate counsel should review their files and contact trial counsel or the public defenders office if a client might be entitled to relief. Proposition 47 also affects cases where prisoners servng third strike sentences were found unsuitable for resentencing under the Three Strikes Reform Act..


e-Submissions at State Supreme Court
The California Supreme Court is now accepting e-submissions of petitions for review and petitions for extraordinary relief. This allows submitting less copies in the supreme court under Rule 8.44 and saves money.


RULE 8.44

e-Filing, e-Submissions in the Sixth District
All motions, with some exceptions, and any brief raising no issues must be electronically filed in the Sixth District Court of Appeal in lieu of paper copies. Petitions and briefs in criminal and juvenile case must be electronically submitted with the original and copies filed in the court. EOTs in juvenile cases must be paper filed. EOTs after the first extension in criminal cases must be paper filed. The AG and Santa Cruz DA may be electronically served. SDAP may be electronically served only no issue briefs, first EOT requests, notice of change of address, and notice of substitution of counsel. There is now available a list of what documents that may or must be e-filed or e-submitted in the Sixth District Court of Appeal.



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