Capital Area Private Defender Service

MENTORSHIP APPLICATION


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED


Information Regarding the January 2017 MEntorship application process


The mentorship program will begin with a week long intensive training between April 17, 2017 - April 21, 2017.  if accepted, you must attend this training.


  • This application should be completed by attorneys not on the CAPDS panel and who do not meet the minimum qualifications for the misdemeanor panel or CAPDS panel attorneys who do not meet the minimum qualifications for the felony panel.
  • The CAPDS application process utilizes an online application hosted by Google.  This is the only method to apply.  If you have any problems using this form or viewing this website please contact us at help@capds.org.
  • If you close your browser during the application process all work will be lost.
  • The information required to complete the application is extensive. We strongly recommend you download the application worksheet here before beginning.


CAPDS Misdemeanor Mentorship Program


We will accept a limited number of applicants who:

  • Are barred in the State of Texas
  • Demonstrate a commitment to indigent defense


Applicants admitted to the program will:

  • Attend a week-long training April 17th to 21st
  • Receive six months of supervision by a CAPDS mentor
  • Meet monthly with the mentorship group
  • Receive a scholarship to a trial training
  • Receive misdemeanor assignments during the program
  • After successful completion of the program, be placed on the misdemeanor panels. (Misdemeanor attorneys are paid a flat fee per case and hourly for work done bonding clients out of jail.)
  • Have access to investigators, experts, second-chair assistance, legal research, motion bank

CAPDS Felony Mentorship Program


We will accept a limited number of  applicants who are CAPDS Panel attorneys or who meet the minimum qualifications for the CAPDS misdemeanor panel and:


  • Are barred in the State of Texas
  • Demonstrate a commitment to indigent defense


Applicants admitted to the program will:

  • Attend a week-long training April 17th to 21st
  • Receive six months of supervision by a CAPDS mentor
  • Meet monthly with the mentorship group
  • Receive a scholarship to a trial training
  • Receive felony assignments (state jail, 3rd degree, and 2nd degree) during the program
  • After successful completion of the program, be placed on the B panel.
  • Have access to investigators, experts, second-chair assistance, legal research, motion bank