Contract Counsel

Why Contract Counsel?

peopleThe Office of Contract Counsel is responsible for providing attorneys to individuals who are entitled to representation at County expense and who cannot be represented by one of the County indigent representation offices due to legal or ethical conflict, workload constraints or administrative issues.
The Office of Contract Counsel (OCC) contracts with private attorneys who practice in many areas of the law, including:
  • Criminal defense
  • Criminal and juvenile appeals
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Juvenile dependency
  • Post-conviction relief
  • Probate
  • Mental health