Appointed Work for Attorneys
Circuit public defenders are appointed by their individual circuit's Public Defender Supervisory Panel. The membership and the role of these panels are specified in O.C.G.A. § 17-12-20. Six circuits have applied for and been approved to opt out of the state system:
- Bell-Forsyth (Forsyth County)
- Blue Ridge (Cherokee County)
- Cobb (Cobb County)
- Douglas (Douglas County)
- Gwinnett (Gwinnett County)
- Houston (Houston County)
Conflict attorney forms and a detailed, interactive map of counties and circuits with contact information can be viewed on the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council website at www.gpdsc.org.
Click here for a list of Circuit Public Defenders Offices.