Third Judicial Circuit of Florida
Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor Counties
Administrative Office of the Courts
Columbia County Courthouse
173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408
Lake City, FL 32055
Phone (386 758-2163
Fax (386) 758-2162
Wesley R. Douglas
Chief Judge
Sondra Lanier
Trial Court Administrator
The Third Judicial Circuit is seeking attorneys who wish to become contract attorneys for due process for conflict cases in the following divisions.

                           Circuit Criminal              Felony and capital cases
                           County Criminal            Misdemeanor
                           Juvenile                           Dependency and delinquency
                           Probate                           Baker Acts, Marchman Acts
                           Others                              Jimmy Ryce or Judicial Waiver of Parental Notification of
                                                                     Termination of Pregnancy petitions.

Pursuant to Florida Statutes section 27.40 and Florida Statutes section 27.5303, the Article V indigent services committee is responsible for maintaining a list of attorneys in private practice who are willing to serve as court appointed counsel.

Requirements: To be included on the list, attorneys must certify that they meet the minimum requirements established in general law for court appointment of private counsel, a member in good standing with The Florida Bar, familiar with the practices and procedures of the Third Judicial Circuit, and will abide by the terms of the Administrative Order and the contract for services. To be included on a registry, an attorney also must enter into a contract for services with the Justice Administrative Commission.
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