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Procedures When Appointed Counsel Determines that an Appeal from an Order Denying Postconviction Relief Lacks Arguable Merit

(1) What procedures must appointed counsel and the Courts of Appeal follow when counsel determines that an appeal from an order denying postconviction relief lacks arguable merit? (2) Are defendants entitled to notice of these procedures? (People v. Delgadillo (Nov. 18, 2020, B304441) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/17/2021 (S266305).)

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Humphrey (Dec. 10, 2020, C091069) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/10/2021 (S266647)
  • People v. Scott (2020) 58 Cal.App.5th 1127, review granted 3/17/2021 (S266853/E074939)
  • People v. Seaholm (Dec. 16, 2020, E074875) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S266706)
  • People v. Singletary (Dec. 29, 2020, B301566) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/24/2021 (S266892)
  • People v. Ramirez (2021) 60 Cal.App.5th 163, review granted 3/30/2021 (S267182/C091845)

Updated: 3/30/2021

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