Fields: law, correctional system, poverty, mental health, criminal justice
Location: San Francisco, California
About the Organization: CAP-SF assists private counsel appointed by the California Supreme Court to represent indigent defendants in capital cases challenging their convictions and sentences on direct appeal and through habeas corpus proceedings, and provides them with professional training and litigation resource materials. In addition, CAP-SF assists unrepresented death row inmates by collecting and preserving evidence for their post-conviction claims, and by providing advocacy as needed during the period of incarceration before counsel is appointed. CAP-SF also consults, at the request of the judiciary, on policy matters regarding indigent defense representation in capital cases.
About the Position: This position will provide vigorous and thorough litigation support work on behalf of indigent defendants. This includes conducting interdisciplinary research (court searches, records requests, historical and cultural research), gathering records and collecting documents, attending and participating in training and seminars, and supervising students and volunteers.
Estimated Salary: $48,000 – $58,000 + generous medical, dental and vision benefits
Deadline: ASAP; We expect to begin interviewing in the second half of August
California Appellate Project