California Appellate Defense Counsel (CADC)
The mission of CADC is to improve the professional lives of appointed appellate and post-conviction counsel and to promote the fair administration of justice.
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)
The specific purposes of CACJ are to defend the rights of persons as guaranteed by the United States Constitution, the Constitution of the State of California and other applicable law.
California Innocence Project - Cal Western School of Law
The California Innocence Project (CIP) is a law school program that operates out of the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy of California Western School of Law. Students work alongside practicing criminal defense lawyers to seek the release of wrongfully convicted inmates, in the state of California, who maintain their factual innocence.
California Public Defenders Association (CPDA)
The California Public Defenders Association offers Continuing Legal Education Services, Audio/ Video CLE Libraries, Research & Practice Materials, and a Legislative Advocacy Program.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
As a member of the national Defending Immigrants Partnership , ILRC educates and assists indigent criminal defenders about immigration consequences of crimes. administration of justice. Their website contains a quick reference chart on the immigration consequences of California offenses.
Northern California Innocence Project - Santa Clara Law School
The NCIP is a law school program founded at the Santa Clara Law School. The resources of the NCIP are extremely limited. Therefore, they only consider cases of California prisoners who were convicted in Central and Northern California courts and are seeking to advance a claim of factual innocence.
Prison Law Office
The Prison Law Office provides free legal services to California state prisoners, and occasionally to California state parolees. Their assistance is generally limited to cases regarding conditions of confinement.