FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
ATTORNEY CERTIFICATION, CONFLICT COUNSEL APPLICATION AND PRACTICE PREFERENCE FORM
FISCAL YEAR 2015/16
To be included on the First Judicial Circuit Court Appointed Attorney Registry, an attorney must complete and submit an application to the Chief Judge. In addition to completing the First Judicial Circuit’s Court Appointed Counsel Application and Practice Preference Form, attorneys seeking to be included on any First Judicial Circuit attorney registry must certify they meet certain requirements set forth in the Attorney Certification form. (See 27.40(3)(a), Florida Statutes). When applying to be installed on a First Judicial Circuit attorney registry, please complete the Court Appointed Counsel Application and Practice Preference Form and the Attorney Certification, both of which may be found on the First Judicial Circuit’s website at www.FirstJudicialCircuit.org at the Programs and Services/Court Appointed Counsel link. If you are currently an active attorney on the First Judicial Circuit’s Attorney Limited Registry or General Registry you are required to complete a new Application and Practice Preference Form and the Attorney Certification form.
➣ RESTRICTED REGISTRY:
In addition to the General Registry, the First Judicial Circuit will have a “First Judicial Circuit Court Appointed Attorney Restricted Registry” (hereinafter “Restricted Registry”) of attorneys established by the Chief Judge. The restricted registry will be a listing of attorneys assigned to a particular division, in a limited case category, in a specific county within the First Judicial Circuit. The Restricted Registry will support the administrative needs of the court and selections for assignments will be made in consultation with each Administrative Judge and the affected division judges. In qualifying cases where a conflict appointment becomes necessary, the court will appoint attorneys from the Restricted Registry unless and until it is determined no attorneys on the Restricted Registry are available for appointment. At that time, the court will appoint an attorney from the General Registry.
The Chief Judge reserves the right to approve or remove any attorney from the
General or Restricted Registry.