Informational roundtables regarding the application process for the criminal attorney roster for calendar year 2022 will be held on October 14, 2021 at 1:00p.m. and then repeated on October 26, 2021 at 12:00 noon for current and prospective attorneys.
Please plan to attend one of these sessions so that you may gain pertinent information related to the process.
Supporting Assigned Counsel
Seeking a Fair and Just Criminal Justice System
The IDSD will also be responsible for developing and implementing plans for compliance with standards of the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC). Approved standards include training of assigned counsel, ensuring counsel at the first court appearance, prompt visitation between assigned counsel and clients, access to investigators and experts, and most recently, indpendence from the judiciary.
The IDSD is funded through annual state grants from the MIDC, as well as funding received from the County.