Welcome to the website of The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

Founded in 1972, the Academy is the nation's oldest lawyers' organization dedicated to appellate practice. Our members are California lawyers with substantial appellate experience, who are elected to membership after rigorous scrutiny of their skill in advocacy before the appellate courts. Click About Us to see an informal history of the organization.

The Academy often appears as amicus curiae in cases involving important issues of appellate practice. Some of our amicus briefs are in the Briefs and Letters section of this website.

We invite you to browse the Member Directory, which includes profiles of our nearly 100 active members.  The Directory can be searched by name, law firm, city, and preferred areas of practice.

Margaret M. Grignon,