The judges have approved the Indigent Defense Plan which includes policies and procedures related to indigent defense. Attorneys who are appointed to represent defendants must comply with the policies in the Plan. The judges have also approved a Fee Schedule for felony indigent defense.
The District Courts accept applications year-round from qualified attorneys who would like to represent defendants charged with felony offenses. Please complete the application and submit it, with backup materials, according to the instructions attached.
The Judges hearing Child Welfare cases have adopted Local Rules governing the appointment and performance of attorneys who represent parents and children in CPS cases. Included in the CPS Local Rules is a fee schedule for attorneys appointed in these cases.
The courts hearing CPS cases accept applications year-round from qualified attorneys who would like to represent parties in CPS cases. Each court has its own list of attorneys to appoint to these cases. They use a joint application form. Please complete this form and submit it, with backup materials, according to the instructions.