Contracts


INSTRUCTIONS FOR
ATTORNEY CONTRACT FOR DUE PROCESS SERVICES FOR PERSONS WHO ARE INDIGENT FOR COSTS
(IFC CONTRACT)

Please be advised that current Attorney Contracts for Due Process Services for Persons Who Are Indigent for Costs (IFC Contract) will expire at the conclusion of the State Fiscal Year (June 30) and must be renewed annually by July 1. Pursuant to s. 27.52(5), F.S., in order to receive state funds, either directly or on behalf of a due process vendor, a private attorney must execute a JAC Attorney Contract for Due Process Services for Persons determined Indigent for Costs. Below please find a review copy of JAC’s IFC Contract, as well as other pertinent information.

      Review copy of 2016-2017 IFC Contract


JAC has replaced the per client IFC Contract with an annual statewide IFC Contract covering all cases for which an attorney represents clients declared indigent for costs pursuant to s. 27.52(5), F.S., or other applicable provision of Florida law.

JAC will no longer be posting the IFC Contract on JAC's public website. Instead, executable IFC Contracts will only be available through the My JAC secure website only. First time attorneys wanting to complete an IFC Contract must contact JAC’s Contracts section via secure email form; please include your name, Bar ID, and preferred email address. It is the responsibility of the attorney to ensure that the contact/email information on file with JAC is up to date. You will receive an email once you are added to JAC's system.

Attorneys who have not set up a My JAC account, will need do so before they can execute the IFC Contract for the next fiscal year.

Click here to set up a My JAC account.

New Confidential Vendor Exemption Form: Under Florida law, JAC’s records are subject to public records requests. JAC maintains and posts on its website attorney and due process vendor contact information. Florida law exempts certain personal information for some positions and individuals who fill those positions from disclosure. However, please know that there is no statutory exemption from a public records request for an individual attorney or due process vendor’s compensation. If you are eligible for a public records exemption, you will need to complete JAC’s Confidential Vendor Exemption Form and provide supporting documentation showing you qualify for the exemption. If you intend to claim a public records exemption, JAC must receive your completed Confidential Vendor Exemption Form and supporting documents via email at Contracts@justiceadmin.org prior to your Registry Contract being accepted.

If you are an attorney whose clients have been declared indigent for costs, and you have not signed the 2016-2017 IFC Contract, please follow the instructions below to execute the contract:

  • On the My JAC login page, enter your username and password and click “Login”. If you do not recall your username and password, click “Forgot your username or password?” and follow the prompts. Your information will be sent to the email address on file.
  • After a successful login to My JAC, click “IFC Contract” on the left side navigation menu of the “Welcome to My JAC” page.
  • On the “IFC Contracts” page, click “Go to Contracts” link.
  • On the “IFC Contract Generation and Submission” page Attorney Details box , type your information directly into the fields. Ensure that all information entered is accurate and complete and follows the proper formatting examples.
  • Ensure you have provided a valid email address.
  • If you intend to claim a public records exemption for certain personal information, please check the “Confidential Exemption” box. Please be aware that your contract will not be processed until JAC receives a completed Confidential Vendor Exemption Form with supporting documentation. Review and verify your name, address, Bar and Tax Identification number, as well as all other pertinent information. Please update your information. It is the responsibility of the attorney to ensure that the contact/email information on file with JAC is up to date.
  • In the box entitled “Tax Identification number(Tax ID)/SSN and Payee Information”, under “Tax Identification number(Tax ID)/SSN” your Tax Identification information will auto populate if it has previously been provided. If not previously provided, and if there is any possibility that you will seek direct reimbursement for costs from JAC, please provide a Tax Identification number:

    • If your information is already in the system, your Tax Identification number will auto populate in the box above. If you need to change it, click “Click here to change Tax Identification number (Tax ID)/Payee Information”. If not, do not click this box.
    • If your information is not yet in our system and you intend to seek direct reimbursement for expenses or costs, you will need to check a box (either Federal Tax Identification number or Social Security number) and provide the nine (9) digit number in the box. If you do not intend to seek reimbursement, you do not need to fill in this box.
    • All attorneys/vendors obtaining reimbursement from JAC are required to submit a Substitute Form W-9 to DFS. Information and the form are available on the DFS website. Otherwise, you will not be eligible for reimbursement of any cost incurred.
  • In the next section of the same box under “Tax Identification number (Tax ID)/SSN and Payee Information” and under “Payee Information” you must designate either Attorney or Legal Entity. Once selected, the Attorney or Legal Entity information will auto populate.
  • In the next box “Certification and Preview Draft”. If you have chosen to provide a Federal Tax Identification number or Social Security number and intend to seek reimbursement, you will need to submit a Substitute W-9 through DFS and check this box certifying that you have done so.
  • Check the next box to certify that you have verified all information entered into the form.
  • Next, click on “Preview Draft Contract” (open, view and close). You must open, view and close your contract in order to proceed.
  • Click acknowledgment of your contract preview.
  • Under “Submission Method”, choose whether you wish to submit the contract electronically.

    • If you choose “No”, print the contract, sign it in BLUE ink and mail the entire contract (one sided) to the address in the instructions .
    • If you choose “Yes”, execute the contract with your name, (the date will auto populate) and click “Submit”.
    • DO NOT submit by both methods.
  • Please be advised that, under Florida law, an electronic signature is deemed equivalent to a physical signature. For this reason, the attorney rather than an assistant must be the person electronically signing the contract.
  • When JAC receives the contract, you will receive an email confirming receipt to the email address currently in our system.
  • Once the contract has been approved by JAC, an email notification will be sent to you.
  • For contracts submitted electronically, the attorney can then view the contract at My JAC. For contracts submitted by mail, a copy will be sent to you via email.

Attorney shall execute a new IFC Contract, if attorney changes their Tax Identification number (Tax ID).





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