SDAP Manual for Panel Attorneys

I. Background and Purpose

II. Panel Membership, Attorney Classification, and Appointment

III. Handling the Case


A. Initial Steps

B. Client and Trial Counsel Communication

C. The Record

D. Opening Brief

E. Wende Briefs

F. No Issue Briefs in Dependency Cases

H. Juvenile Appeals

I. Habeas Corpus and Writs of Mandate or Prohibition

J. Reply Briefs

K. Supplemental Briefs

L. Oral Argument

M. Petition for Rehearing

N. Petition for Review

O. Petition for Certiorari

P. Federal Habeas Review


IV. Compensation



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