Court Appointed Attorneys

2020-2021 Dependency Court Appointed Attorney Registry

The deadline for filing applications to be on the 2020-2021 Dependency Court Appointed Attorney Registry has been extended and will remain open until further notice.

Dependency Application 2020

The process is decentralized. There are four areas all requiring a separate application. Please see the instructions below for New Attorneys, and Active Attorneys

  • Adult Criminal (felony and misdemeanors).
  • Juvenile Delinquency (felony and misdemeanors).
  • Juvenile Dependency / Children with Special Needs
  • Guardianship/Mental Health/Other Civil Matters

Applications will only be accepted online.

  • There will be a specially designated email address to send the applications. This email address will be noted in the application.
  • No paper applications will be accepted.

Submit Application

  1. Complete the corresponding application located under "New Court Appointed Attorneys"
  2. Once completed, please submit your application with any corresponding documents to the email address designated in the application.

JAC renewal contracts MUST be executed by July 1 of each year to remain on the court appointed registry. Renewals coincide with the state's fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Failure to execute a renewal contract may result in you being removed from the court appointed attorney registry.

If you are removed from the court appointed registry at your request or due to failure to execute a JAC contract, you will need to reapply during the next registration period.

To change an address and/or phone number

Email changes to EKenny@pbcgov.org for criminal and juvenile delinquency attorneys or scurtis@pbcgov.org for guardianship, dependency and children with special needs attorneys.

JAC renewal contracts MUST be executed by July 1 of each year to remain on the court appointed registry. Renewals coincide with the state's fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Failure to execute a renewal contract may result in you being removed from the court appointed attorney registry.

If you are removed from the court appointed registry at your request or due to failure to execute a JAC contract, you will need to reapply during the next registration period.

Justice Administrative Commission (JAC)

JAC renewal contracts MUST be executed by July 1 of each year to remain on the court appointed registry. Renewals coincide with the state's fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Failure to execute a renewal contract may result in you being removed from the court appointed attorney registry.

Find more information about court appointed counsel on the Justice Administrative Commision website.

More Information

For more information on the CRIMINAL/DELINQUENCY sections please email Erin Kenny at EKenny@pbcgov.org.

For more information on the GUARDIANSHIP/DEPENDENCY/CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS sections please email Sue Ling Curtis at scurtis@pbcgov.org.

Administrative Orders

pdf AO 2.603 - Due Process Cost
pdf AO 2.604 - Court Appointed Attorneys-Registry and Compensation (Revised 9/12)
Phone
(561) 355-1952