The scheduling process for the Appointed Attorney Program is quite complex as it is statewide and varies by each commissioner location. Scheduling of attorneys is affected by the number of hearings held, the demand for attorneys at these locations, and shifts available for staffing.
There is no preferential treatment given to any attorney. While attorneys are free to call program coordinators to state their shift preferences, program coordinators cannot schedule shifts at that time. When the shift scheduling begins, all attorney shift preferences will be considered.
Due to the high volume of calls and emails the District Court has received from interested attorneys, there may be a delay in receiving a response from program coordinators. Your patience is appreciated. All emails and phone calls will be responded to.