Monthly Archives: November 2020

Application Period Now Open for Ninth Circuit CJA Appellate Panel

Posted on November 30, 2020

The application period for the Ninth Circuit CJA Appellate Panel for the Central District is now open, and closes on December 30, 2020. Panel members receive appointments under 18 U.S.C. § 3006A to handle direct criminal appeals and civil appeals from denial of relief under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2254 and 2255 in cases arising out of the Central District and Guam. Applicants should have significant federal criminal appellate experience or other transferable experience and a commitment to the representation of indigent defendants and petitioners. Excellent […]..

Governor Newsom Appoints former FPD-CDCA Attorneys Alicia Blanco and Ronald Kaye as Los Angeles County Superior Court Judges

Posted on November 13, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of Alicia Blanco, former supervising attorney with the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California, and Ronald Kaye, former Deputy Federal Public Defender with FPD-CDCA, as Los Angeles County Superior Court judges. Alicia Y. Blanco, 54, of Burbank, has been appointed to serve as a Judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Blanco has served as a Commissioner at the Los Angeles County Superior Court since 2015. She was a Sole Practitioner from 2014 […]..