The Habeas Corpus Resource Center (HCRC), located in San Francisco, represents indigent men and women under sentence of death in California.

The HCRC's mission is to provide timely, high-quality legal representation for indigent petitioners in death penalty habeas corpus proceedings before the California state courts and the federal courts.

The HCRC also recruits and trains attorneys to expand the pool of private counsel qualified to accept appointments in death penalty habeas corpus proceedings and serves as a resource to appointed counsel, thereby reducing the number of unrepresented indigents on California's death row. For more information regarding appointments, please refer to our court appointments page.


Litigation Support Assistant I/II (Paralegal Track), HCRC Paralegal I/II

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Court Rule Compliance

For lists of persons subject to a judgment of death in California, see Rule 4.561 Compliance.

For lists of qualified counsel for appointment to habeas cases, see Rule 4.562 Compliance.

Annual Report

HCRC Annual Report 2023 (12/28/2023)

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