Capital Area Private Defender Service


CAPDS is currently accepting applications for our misdemeanor, felony, and mental health attorney mentorship programs.  

CAPDS is committed to offering all mentees a high-quality experience.  After an initial training period our program relies on mentees representing clients with the support of experienced mentors and CAPDS staff. The mentorship program begins with an intensive training in February. Our programs lasts from six months to one year.  Our mentorship programs assist those who do not meet the minimum qualifications for a desired panel.  

If you are interested, please review our information about becoming a mentee here.