Court Appointment Programs

BASF's Court Appointment Programs, a division of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, contracts with the San Francisco Superior Court to qualify and schedule attorneys to provide high quality legal representation of indigent clients in all of the court-appointment programs listed below. Our program also provides billing oversight for the Superior Court.

Our panels are comprised of attorneys in private practice who demonstrate the requisite experience and qualifications to provide robust and zealous representation; once qualified, panel attorneys are appointed by the Superior Court as independent contractors through the Court Appointment Programs.

We welcome your questions and we are happy to walk you through the application process.

Indigent Defense Administration – (Conflicts Counsel)

  • Adult Criminal
  • Juvenile Delinquency

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Dependency Representation Program

  • Parent’s Counsel
  • Minor’s Counsel

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Family Law Court Appointment Program

  • Minor’s Counsel
  • Contempt
  • Adoption

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BASF recognizes that achieving diversity in the legal profession requires continuous effort and commitment. Diversity permits us to better reflect the population we serve while increasing our strengths, capabilities and adaptability. Through increased diversity, panel attorneys bring varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents and interests to high-quality representation of indigent clients and the administration of justice.

Join Us!

BASF and the Superior Court are dedicated to maintaining and recruiting diverse and talented panels of attorneys for court-appointment. Please refer to each program’s guidelines for more information.

If you are a new lawyer or hoping to develop a new practice area, please contact the Director of Court Programs for more information about working with one of our seasoned attorney panel members to deepen your experience. Law students interested in externships or internships are always welcome as well.