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Recommendations from the Bench: Presenting Video Oral Arguments

CCAP has posted a new resource, Recommendations from the Bench: Presenting Video Oral Arguments (PDF) that includes tips and advice for presenting a video oral argument.

 

Reminder: Requests for Preauthorization for Habeas Work Must Be Sent to CCAP First

In both the Third and Fifth District Courts of Appeal, appointed counsel must move to expand the appointment to seek compensation for all writ petition work, including habeas corpus, mandamus, and certiorari.

In both the Third District and Fifth District, expansion requests must be submitted to CCAP first for project input and a recommendation to the court. Counsel should not file expansion requests directly in the Court of Appeal. For more information on the procedures for obtaining preauthorization, see CCAP's article on Preauthorization Steps and Procedures.

 

 

 

 

Staff Attorney Job Announcement

CCAP is now accepting applications for a staff attorney position. The job announcement, which includes instructions for submitting an application, is available here (PDF).

Please feel free to share this job posting with other attorneys who may be interested in the position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interim COVID-19 Claims Extended through 2021

The JCC has approved an extension for submission of additional interim COVID-19 claims through the end of 2021, i.e. December 31, 2021. This includes:

--A pre-AOB interim claim: (1) where the record length exceeds 1,500 pages, and (2) where counsel has been waiting for an augmented or corrected record longer than 90 days; and
--An additional, post-AOB interim claim may be submitted after the reply brief is filed.

Categories of billable time for these claims are explained in the joint-project memo, which is available here (link to PDF).

CCAP Webpage with COVID-19 Updates

CCAP has created a webpage for COVID-19 announcements. Going forward, we will use this webpage to communicate COVID-19 updates from our courts (as we learn about them) and CCAP. Please refer to this webpage and to the courts' homepages for updates on this developing situation.