Habeas Corpus Resource Center

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 Supreme Court of California 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. Please refer to Court Appointments in California State Capital Habeas Corpus Proceedings for complete information.

Employment and Volunteering

The HCRC is hiring. Please see our employment page for details.

Learn about the HCRC's legal internship and externship programs.

For general media inquiries, contact
media at hcrc dot ca dot gov.

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