CAL's Special Projects supplement and complement CAL's appellate practice.  Recognizing that specialized expertise and targeted litigation in discrete areas would benefit our clients, small teams of attorneys mobilized to fill the need. CAL's collateral relief project, Justice First, led the way. Over the years, as the law in areas such as immigration and drug law sentencing evolved, other projects followed.  Each team develops litigation strategies best suited to achieving positive results in that particular practice area.  Whether seeking a downward reduction in a SORA points assessment, or plea vacatur on Padilla grounds, CAL attorneys advocate with a tenacity built on their comprehensive knowledge of the law and facts and compassion for our client's plight.