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The California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) is a nonprofit association of criminal defense attorneys and allied professionals established to improve the criminal justice system and provide continuing education of the criminal defense bar. CACJ is not a state agency – nor are there attorneys in our office to provide legal assistance, and we are not equipped to provide referrals on individual cases. Depending on the nature of your case/problem or issue you may want to contact one of the following resources.

CACJ Member Search

Search our Membership Database and view our member attorneys by name or area.

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Law Help helps people of low and moderate incomes find free legal information and legal aid programs in their communities

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The CA State Bar Referral Program

For a recorded message that can provide you with phone numbers of such services in your county, call 866-44-CA-LAW (866-442-2529). If you are out of state, you can call 415-538-2250 to hear the same recorded message.

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Pro Bono Project

Pro Bono Project has been dedicated to representing clients of limited means and improving access to justice. Pro Bono Project utilizes talented and caring attorneys who volunteer their time and energy to work on full and limited scope pro bono cases in family law, domestic violence, and consumer law.

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Prison Law Office

The Prison Law Office provides free legal services to California state prisoners and occasionally to California state parolees. They represent individual prisoners, engage in class action and other impact-litigation, and educate the public about prison conditions. They also provide self-help and informational materials to prisoners, including a habeas corpus manual, parolee rights manual and personal injury lawsuit packet, as well as material regarding administrative remedies, divorce, guard brutality, immigration, loss of personal property, plea bargains, release dates, workers’ compensation and work-time credits.

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My Prop 47

Individuals who are currently incarcerated for offenses committed in the state of California that are impacted by Proposition 47 can seek to be resentenced and released (this is known as resentencing).

Individuals who have been previously convicted of these felonies for crimes committed in the state of California can apply to have them changed on their record to misdemeanors (this is known as reclassification). Removal of a felony record can reduce immigration consequences and help remove barriers to jobs, housing and stability.

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California Appellate Project

The California Appellate Project in San Francisco (CAP-SF) is a non-profit corporation established by the State Bar of California in 1983 as a legal resource center to implement the constitutional right to counsel for indigent persons facing execution. CAP serves the largest population of condemned individuals in the country and is funded primarily by a contract with the Judicial Council of California.

Appellate Project; California Appellate Project Los Angeles, Central California Appellate Program, Appellate Defenders Inc., and the Sixth District Appellate Project (Central California Appellate Program in Sacramento serves both the 3rd and 5th districts.) CAP’s office in Los Angeles (CAP-LA) contracts to serve the Second Appellate District for non-capital appeals only. CAP-LA does not deal with any capital cases, and neither do any of the other Court of Appeal projects. The CAP-SF office assists only in capital appeals.

First District Appellate Project California Appellate Project – LA Appellate Defenders Inc. Sixth District Appellate Project Central California Appellate Program (CCAP)

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