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Assigned Counsel Division (ACD)

ACD, located in the central administrative office in Madison, is responsible for contracting with outside counsel to represent eligible clients. Attorneys wishing to be assigned public defender cases should review the rules for certificationbilling, and the Attorney Performance Standards.  The Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office (SPD) is committed to the continuous improvement of our partnership with the private bar.

2023 Berkos Award Winner

Christopher Zachar

Explain Why He Takes State Public Defender

Cases as a Private Bar Attorney

Learn more about being certified to work with SPD here.

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