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Court-Appointed Counsel Registry

Section 27.40, Florida Statutes, requires the chief judge of the judicial circuit to compile a list of attorneys in private practice, by category of cases, who are available for appointment when the Public Defender’s Office and the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel are unable to provide representation due to a conflict of interest.  This list consists of attorneys in private practice. 


The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit is currently accepting applications for Court-Appointed Counsel for the fiscal year of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  If you wish to apply, please complete the Court-Appointed Counsel Registry Application, Certification, and Addendums (if necessary).  The deadline for submitting the electronic application is Friday, May 3, 2019.  Hard copies or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.


Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Court-Appointed Counsel Registry Application Packet  


Justice Administrative Commission


To view the current list of attorneys registered for each category of case, select the link below:


 Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Court-Appointed Counsel Registry