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.

SDAP 2015 Seminar May 1 in San Francisco
SDAP's 2015 Seminar will be on Friday, May 1 in San Francisco.

CADC 2015 Conference March 13-14 in LA
Registration is now open for CADC's 22nd Annual Conference and Seminar, March 13-14 in downtown Los Angeles. The site of the conference has moved to the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina. The conference is the same. So are the dates. Only the location has changed. Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu will be the guest speaker. There will be 8.5 hours of MCLE credit, including 7.5 hours of appellate specialization credit and 4.0 hours of criminal specialization credit.


CCAP is Moving
Effective February 1, CCAP's mailing address will be 2150 Riverside Plaza Drive, Ste. 300, Sacramento CA 95833. The telephone number will remain the same..

Kunakemakorn Joins SDAP; Firstman Retires
Vicki Firstman, long time SDAP staff attorney, retired after 18 years of dedicated appellate practice. She will be missed by staff, clients, and panel attorneys. SDAP is pleased to announce that Nerissa Kunakemakorn has become SDAP's newest staff attorney. She graduated from NYU Law School in 2005. She clerked at the Second Circuit and for USDC Judge Lawrence Karlton in Sacramento. She worked as a panel attorney before joining SDAP.

The end of Paper Fee Claims is Coming
Effective February 25, 2015 SDAP will no longer be accepting paper compensation claims.


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-Filing, e-Submission 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.



Address for San Benito Courthouse
The address for the San Benito County Superior Court is now at 450 Fourth Street, Hollister CA 95023.

TEL (408) 241-6171 FAX (408) 241-2877      100 N Winchester Blvd., Suite 310 Santa Clara, CA 95050