Seattle Municipal Court


Northwest Defenders Association recruits attorneys for the Conflict Attorney Panel (CAP), organizes training for panel attorneys and administers the assignment of cases to CAP attorneys.

Attorneys approved for CAP represent defendants the public defender agencies are unable to accept as clients. Attorneys interested in joining the panel should submit the attached Application and review the CAP Policy. If accepted for the Panel attorneys are expected to attend an initial orientation and training. Panel attorneys are asked to accept two or three appointed cases a year.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. The Oversight Committee reviews applications quarterly-March, June, September and December-or at other times as determined by the Committee.

Seattle Municipal Court 
Conflict Attorney Panel Policy 
Conflict Attorney Panel Application