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Capital Collateral Attorney Registry

Capital Collateral Regional Counsels

Effective July 1, 2013, the Legislature repealed the Capital Collateral Registry Attorney Pilot Project for the Northern Region and reinstated the Northern Office of Capital Collateral Regional Counsel. Ch. 2013-216, Laws of Florida (CS/CS/HB 7083). Accordingly, there are three offices of Capital Collateral Regional Counsel (CCRC), located in the northern, middle, and southern regions of the state. The northern region is comprised of the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Judicial Circuits; the middle region is comprised of the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Eighteenth Judicial Circuits; and the southern region is comprised of the Eleventh, Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Judicial Circuits.

Capital Collateral Attorney Registry

Notice: As of June 23, 2021, the Justice Administrative Commission’s Capital Collateral Attorney Registry consisted of 48 attorneys that were listed as qualified and willing to accept court appointments to death penalty post-conviction cases. On July 14, 2022, JAC surveyed those attorneys in order to determine if they still met the qualifications for such representation and desired to be appointed to such cases. Currently, only 30 attorneys wish to continue accepting new capital collateral appointments. The updated Capital Collateral Attorney Registry posted to JAC’s website on August 18, 2022 reflects these changes.

The Justice Administrative Commission (JAC) will continue to maintain the registry of private attorneys who have indicated their eligibility to be appointed to represent indigent defendants in capital collateral cases. For the purpose of private court appointment, two Capital Collateral Regional Counsel (CCRC) offices must have a conflict of interest, as required by law.

Capital Collateral Links and Information

Capital Collateral Regional Counsels in Florida

Capital Collateral Regional Counsels Map

Civil Commitment Expert Registry

Section 394.932, F.S., requires the Justice Administrative Commission to maintain a registry of mental health and other experts who are available and willing to provide examinations and expert testimony in proceedings concerning sexually violent predators. The Civil Commitment Expert Registry lists the name and contact information for all persons holding themselves out to be qualified to provide examinations and expert testimony upon request.

Please be advised, the experts listed on the Civil Commitment Expert Registry may or may not have a current JAC Due Process Vendor contract with the JAC. To view a list of due process vendors (experts) by judicial circuit who have a contract with the JAC, please click on this link Due Process Vendors with contracts.

The JAC has not verified the professional qualifications of the persons listed on the registry. It is the sole responsibility of the party using the services of a person listed on the registry to verify their professional qualifications.

Application for the Civil Commitment Expert Registry - updated 03/17/2021 

Civil Commitment Expert Registry - updated 8/03/2022 

Children with Certain Special Needs Attorney Registry

Effective July 1, 2015, the Children with Special Needs registry will be managed by each circuit’s Chief Judge, similar to all other court-appointed registries.

The 2015 General Appropriation Act proviso language (section 789 - contracted services for Children with Special Needs from General Revenue Fund) provides that

the implementation of registries, as well as the appointment and compensation of private attorneys appointed to represent dependent children with disabilities in, or being considered for placement in, skilled nursing facilities and dependent children with certain special needs as specified in section 39.01305, Florida Statutes, shall be governed by the provisions of sections 27.40 and 27.5304, Florida Statutes. Florida Statutes

If you have questions regarding the Children with Special Needs attorney registry for circuits in which you wish to accept cases, please contact the Registry Clerk in the circuit(s).

Attorneys approved for a circuit registry will execute the same JAC Contract for Attorney Services executed by other registry counsel. In order to receive compensation for this type of appointment, the order of appointment must reflect that the child meets one of the criteria specified in s. 39.01305, F.S. See sample order below. The authority of the court to appoint compensated counsel is limited to the five categories set forth in the statute.

Before appointing an attorney for compensation, the court must appoint a pro bono attorney who is willing to represent the child without additional compensation, if one is available. The appointing court is required to consult with the GAL in attempting to locate a pro bono attorney. If a pro bono attorney cannot be located or a recommendation is not provided with 15 days, the court is authorized to appoint compensated counsel. The order of appointment must reflect that the court was unable to appoint a pro bono attorney.

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