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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. 


In accordance with Administrative Order S-2021-022, the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit has adopted a biennial application process which will be conducted in odd-numbered years.  The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit is currently accepting applications for the Biennial Court-Appointed Counsel Registry for fiscal years July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 and July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.  If you wish to apply, please complete the Biennial Court-Appointed Counsel Registry Application, Certification, and Addendums.  The deadline for submitting the electronic application is by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021.  Hard copies and applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.


Biennial Court-Appointed Counsel Registry Application for Fiscal Years 2021-2022 & 2022-2023


Justice Administrative Commission



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


Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Court-Appointed Counsel Registry