OCPD: Assigned_Counsel_Annual_Agreements


Assigned Counsel Agreements

 


OFFICE OF CHIEF PUBLIC DEFENDER IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2015/16 ANNUAL AGREEMENTS FOR HANDLING CASE ASSIGNMENTS IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS ONLY:

CRIMINAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT PART A COURTS STATEWIDE

CRIMINAL APPEALS

CRIMINAL GEOGRAPHICAL AREA PART B COURTS:
GA 2 Bridgeport
GA 4 Waterbury
GA 7 Meriden
GA 9 Middletown
GA 15 New Brittan
GA 18 - Bantam

CHILD PROTECTION COURTS
Danbury
Hartford
Rockville
Waterbury
Stamford

STATE-RATE ATTORNEY FOR MINOR CHILD / GUARDIAN AD LITEM
          Statewide
     
FAMILY CONTEMPT AND PATERNITY
         Waterbury Family Contempt and Paternity

Annual agreements will cover the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  Compensation will be as follows:

FLAT RATE COMPENSATION
JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASES                                                          $1000 per case
CRIMINAL GEOGRAPHICAL AREA CASES                               $350 per case
CHILD PROTECTION CASES                                                         $500 per case
ATTORNEY FOR MINOR CHILD / GUARDIAN AD LITEM      $500 per case
FAMILY CONTEMPT AND PATERNITY                                     TBD

HOURLY COMPENSATION
$75 per hour for Felony cases
$50 per hour for Misdemeanor cases
$50 per hour for Child Protection
$75 per hour for Child Protection/Criminal Appeals
$50 per hour for AMC/GAL cases

QUALIFICATIONS FOR PRACTICE AREAS

JUDICIAL DISTRICT APPLICANTS
Attorneys approved to represent clients in JD courts must have at least 2 years of criminal litigation experience and at least 2 felony trials to verdict as lead or sole counsel.

APPELLATE APLICANTS
Attorneys approved for criminal appeals must possess significant legal writing experience.  Applicants must be prepared to provide a writing sample upon request.  Writing samples submitted with the application will be discarded.

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA APPLICANTS
Attorneys approved as Assigned Counsel for assignments in Geographical Area courts will represent criminal defendants in misdemeanor cases and felony cases (C and below).   Applicants should possess a working knowledge of the criminal statutes, practice book, diversionary programs, and alternatives to incarceration. 

CHILD PROTECTION APPLICANTS
Attorneys approved as Assigned Counsel for assignments in child protection matters will represent children and indigent parents in juvenile court matters dealing with abuse, neglect and termination of parental rights.  Attorneys may also be appointed as guardian ad litem. The cases may also involve matters transferred from Probate Court and adoptions. Applicants will be required to participate in pre-service training and should possess general knowledge of the child protection statues, the administration and policies of the Department of Children and Families.

STATE-RATE ATTORNEY FOR MINOR CHILD / GUARDIAN AD LITEM
Attorneys approved as Assigned Counsel in state-rate attorney for minor child / guardian ad litem cases in family court will represent children from indigent families in family matters as appointed by the court. Applicants must have completed the statutorily required AMC/GAL training and possess a working knowledge of family court proceedings.

FAMILY CONTEMPT AND PATERNITY
Attorneys approved as Assigned Counsel in Family Contempt and Paternity cases will represent indigent contemnors in child support matters and putative fathers in cases where paternity is at issue.  Applicants should have experience in criminal or family court litigations and possess a working knowledge of the support enforcement policies and guidelines.

Attorneys interested in such agreements should download the application form from the public defender forms page or click the following link: Application Form (excel format).

Send the application, cover letter and resume only via email to the address below:
 OCPD.AC.APPLICATIONS@JUD.CT.GOV
Do not attempt to submit applications via US mail or fax, they will not be accepted.  All applications must be received no later than January  16, 2015.   






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