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 certification, billing, 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.
2022 Berkos Award Winners
Sarah Zwach and Andrew Golden
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Cases as Private Bar Attorneys
Learn more about being certified to work with SPD here.