How to Apply

To apply to be an appointed attorney representing indigent criminal defendants during initial appearances:

  1. Complete the Application
    • PDF (fillable)
  2. Complete the Anti-Discrimination Acknowledgement Form
    • PDF (fillable)
  3. Complete a Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification)
  4. Submit the completed Applications in one of the following ways:
    • Email the completed applications to [email protected]
    • Fax to: 410-260-1217; or
    • Mail to:
      Commissioner Headquarters
      Attn: Appointed Attorneys Program
      251 Rowe Boulevard, Suite 341
      Annapolis, MD 21401

For information on the scheduling process, see the Scheduling Policy.