The form below is for any attorney requesting a new attorney code or modifying an existing number. Once completed, fax the form to 614-645-8989.
Procedures for Applying for Acceptance onto the Appointed Counsel List
Applications for acceptance onto the Appointed Counsel List are received by the court during the months of July and December only. Applications submitted at other times will not be accepted and will not be returned.
In order to be approved and maintain placement on the court's list of attorneys willing to accept cases by appointment, an attorney must meet the following standards: 1. Licensed Ohio attorney in good standing. 2. Experience as lead counsel or co-counsel on three (3) or more criminal/traffic or delinquency cases. 3. Attend an orientation program approved by the judges of the Franklin County Municipal Court. 4. Maintain professional liability (malpractice) insurance in the amount equal to the minimum coverage required by the Ohio Code of Professional Responsibility.
Submit Court Appointed Attorney Program Application Forms, with photos and resumes attached to:
Jessica Beebe, ESQ.
Franklin County Municipal Court
375 S. High St. 10th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4520
At the end of the applicable month all complete applications are reviewed by the Court's Court-Appointed Attorney committee for compliance with the Local Rule 16 standards for acceptance onto the Appointed Counsel List. Incomplete applications (those with incomplete forms or lacking either a photo or resume) are not considered. Applicants will receive written notice of the committee's decision. Accepted applicants will also receive further instructions.
The link below will connect you to the form to fill out and submit to become eligible for acceptance onto the Appointed Counsel List for the Franklin County Municipal Court. The form cannot be submitted online.