Capital Area Private Defender Service

ALL RETENTION were due on 1/9/23.  We will accept applications again in December 2023.

Information Regarding the 2023 Retention process

  • This application must be completed by all attorneys currently on the CAPDS panel, who wish to remain on the same CAPDS panels. Failing to complete the retention application by January 9, 2023 will result in removal from the CAPDS panel.  Those on a panel and seeking additional panels should complete the Status Change Application instead.  Those not currently on a panel should complete the New Application.
  • The CAPDS retention process utilizes an online application hosted by Google.  This is the only method to complete this process.  If you have any problems using this form or viewing this website please contact us at
  • If you close your browser during the application process all work will be lost.
  • This process will also confirm your CLE compliance for 2022.  It is recommended that you download a 2022 calendar year CLE transcript from the State Bar before beginning.  Directions are available here. Your transcript must be emailed to for your retention application to be complete.
  • If you need additional CLE, you can download a list of CLE here.