How to Become a Panel Attorney
ADI accepts applications year-round for our panels. We value quality applicants who have a demonstrated dedication to indigent defense work, strong writing skills, and a willingness to be a zealous advocate for clients.
Panel attorneys represent indigent criminal, delinquency, dependency, and mental health clients in all counties in the Fourth Appellate District.
Benefits of Panel Attorney Work
- Flexibility in schedule and number of cases accepted.
- Personal fulfillment in advocating for clients who would otherwise not have a voice in the legal system.
- Honing your legal writing, analytic, and oral argument skills with feedback from experienced attorneys in your selected area of law.
Applying to the Panel
ADI regularly accepts applications for both our criminal and dependency panels.
We value quality applicants who have a demonstrated dedication to indigent defense work, strong writing skills, and a willingness to be a zealous advocate for clients. Factors considered in evaluating an applicant are as follows:
- Demonstrated interest in indigent criminal, juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency, or mental health defense.
- Promising writing, research, and analytical skills demonstrated through submission of two writing samples.
- Prior experience in criminal, juvenile delinquency, or mental health law.
Interested applicants are invited to apply for admission to our criminal and/or dependency panels.
To learn more about becoming a panel attorney, click the link below to contact us.
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