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 a 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.