You must register with this site and request attorney access before completing an application.

How to Become a Court Appointed Attorney

Being a court appointed attorney is a two-part process.  Every year you must apply to be on the list, and then once approved, you must complete a contract with the  Justice Administrative Commission (JAC) for payment.  The 20/21 year begins on July 1, 2020.  We will accept applications for 20/21 from May 26, 2020 through April 30, 2021.  We are no longer accepting applications for 19/20.

This year we moved to an all electronic application process.  In order to complete an online application, you must first create a 12th Circuit Account.   

Create a 12th Circuit Account 

Once your 12th Circuit Account is created, you must request attorney access. To request attorney access, make sure you are logged into the site. Once logged in you will see your name at the top right side of the page.  Follow the link to the My Profile page and select the Manage Profile tab. Enter your bar number and the email address registered with your Florida Bar account, then select the "Request Attorney Access to Site" button. An email with an activation link will be sent to the email address supplied.  Select the activation link to receive attorney access.

You will be able to apply online starting May 26th.  If you want to ensure that your name will be on the court appointed list on July 1st, please make sure your application is submitted to us online by June 15th.  This ensures that it will be included with our first submission of approved names to the JAC and the Clerk of Court.

The JAC has indicated that it will upload the names sent by Court Administration after June 15th.  Once that’s complete, the JAC will send you an email that the contracts are available for execution online. 

Due to the specialized nature of juvenile dependency and TPR cases (code 849), only attorneys who were on the court-appointed list for dependency cases in 19/20 will be approved for 20/21. 

Certification Requirements for Court Appointed Attorneys (follows JAC case codes)

Not sure how to get started? Watch our self help videos on How to Create a 12th Circuit Account and How to Get Attorney Access.

How to Create a 12th Circuit Account

How to Get Attorney Access