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Please email the completed application to yoli@sdap.org. Include a resume and two writing samples as attachments. Each writing sample should include an opening brief, respondents brief, reply brief, court opinion, and any petition for review. The application may also be mailed to: Yolanda Edwards, Sixth District Appellate Program, 95 S. Market Street, Suite 570, San Jose CA 95113.

Due to the slowdown in new appeals resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, SDAP is not presently able to admit out-of-district applicants with limited appellate experience. Out-of-district means that the attorney's office is not located in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, or San Benito Counties. While we strive to admit all qualified applicants, we must also balance the needs of existing panel attorneys to receive an adequate number of cases. With that said, SDAP is still accepting - and potentially admiitting - applicants who are baed in the Sixth District OR who have considerable California appellate experience and can handle the highest level cases. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Patrick McKenna at patrick@sdap.org prior to submitting your application.


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