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.

Electronically Serving Santa Cruz DA
The Santa Cruz District Attorney's Office is accepting electronic service of appellate briefs. They shall be sent to : angie.madrigal@co.santa-cruz.ca.us

Direct Deposit For Panel Attorneys
Some panel attorneys requesting Direct Deposit have been using the old form. When the correct form is sent with the request, setting up Direct Deposit requires a minimum of 30 days. When the request comes on an old form, it causes delays of about 30 additional days to correct the matter. Correction entails notifying the attorney and waiting for the correct form to be re-sent because it must contain an original signature.


New DCA Clerk
Daniel P. Potter is the new Clerk Administrator at the Sixth Appellate District Court of Appeal.

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.



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