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Welcome to CMS! The Case Management System for Appellate Defenders, Inc.

Date : 2/18/2021


ADI will implement a security update to the CMS website on March 6TH between 9:00 and 11:00 pm.

Current, secure versions of commercially available browsers that have been kept up to date will be able to access the panel portal after the update but older, non-secure versions will be prevented from accessing the panel portal until you update them.

To check if the browser you use to access the CMS website is compatible, go here: https://www.howsmyssl.com/

If you find that your browser is running TLS version 1.0 or 1.1 or that your operating system is not compatible with a browser that uses TLS 1.2, you will need to update your browser or upgrade your operating system.    

Please contact Lori Olthoff lmo@adi-sandiego.com or Leilani Cruz lcc@adi-sandiego.com if you need help updating your system.

This update is being done to maintain the highest security standards and promote the safety of user data.

Date : 1/13/2021

Special interim claims due to coronavirus.

These policies have been extended by the JCC to June 30, 2021.

Create an Early Interim to submit a pre-AOB claim when the record is over 1500 pages long or the augmented or corrected record has not been filed for 90 days. Claim time only for record review. Do not claim any other time or expense.

Create a Supplemental Interim to submit a claim after you have filed the reply brief. The claim is cumulative and the time and expenses you claimed on prior claims will populate. Do not make changes to the prepopulated entries. Add time only for reviewing the respondent's brief and preparing the reply brief. Do not add any other time or expense to the claim.

Please contact Dave Rankin at dkr@adi-sandiego.com if you have questions, need assistance, or are seeking project authorization to submit other claims due to financial hardship.

Date : 10/5/2020

ADI operations during coronavirus.

ADI's physical office is closed until further notice. We have procedures in place to receive shipments sent through the U.S. Mail or commercial shipping companies. We do not have procedures for hand deliveries from attorneys or clients.

To the extent possible, please email transcripts and documents to the staff attorney assigned to your case, or if unknown, to our e-service address at eservice-court@adi-sandiego.com.

We have developed remote operating procedures that we began using on Wednesday, March 18th. Staff attorneys are accessible by email. Voicemails are automatically forwarded by email to staff attorneys. We encourage email communications to all ADI personnel at this time.

We have been transmitting claims using our new remote procedures. The JCC has developed processes to review, approve, and pay claims remotely, and our daily transmission reports from the JCC confirm that claims are going to Accounting on a regular basis and being paid.

We will update this page as developments warrant. If you have specific questions, feel free to email Dave Rankin at dkr@adi-sandiego.com.

Be safe, everyone.

Date : 1/30/2019

Links to Important Documents

Date : 8/17/2020

Contact Us:

Operator: 619-696-0282

Claim payment status queries.

The JCC does not guarantee payment within a certain amount of time. They strive to pay claims under $7,500.00 in 10 business days and claims $7,500.00 and above in 15 business days. Please wait to contact ADI about the status of a payment until the applicable time period has passed. For questions about the status of a payment, please contact Dave Rankin at dkr@adi-sandiego.com (x 133).  Do not contact the JCC about status of payment.

Personal claims assistance for panel attorneys.

For personal assistance creating, preparing, or submitting a claim, please contact Lori Olthoff. (Look below for contact information.)

Paralegal Assistance:  Please contact the paralegal with the corresponding terminal digit (last digit of the case number).

Din Villa at ddv@adi-sandiego.com (x 142) -- Digits 0, 8

John Diaz at jjd@adi-sandiego.com (x 158) -- Digits 1, 9

Kris Ritchie at khr@adi-sandiego.com -- (x 159) -- Digits 3, 4

Kathy Hall at klh@adi-sandiego.com (x 141) -- Digits 2, 6

Eric Fager at edf@adi-sandiego.com (x 153) -- Digits 5, 7

General Questions or Concerns:  Contact Kathy Hall at klh@adi-sandiego.com (x 141)


For Claims Assistance:  Please contact the claims processor with the corresponding terminal digit (last digit of the case number).

Omar Palacio at oap@adi-sandiego.com (x 148) -- Digit 0

John Diaz at jjd@adi-sandiego.com (x 158) -- Digit 1

Eric Fager at edf@adi-sandiego.com (x 153) -- Digits 3, 5, 7

Kris Ritchie at khr@adi-sandiego.com (x 159) -- Digits 2, 4

Kathy Hall at klh@adi-sandiego.com (x 141) -- Digit 6

Din Villa at ddv@adi-sandiego.com (x 142) -- Digit 8

Lori Olthoff at lmo@adi-sandiego.com (x 151) - Digit 9

General Questions or Concerns  Contact Kathy Hall at klh@adi-sandiego.com  (x 141) or David Rankin at dkr@adi-sandiego.com (x133)

For help unlocking passwords and other technical problems, please email CMSSupport@adi-sandiego.com.