Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What is my scope of appointment?

When should I close my case?

How do I bill and get paid?

Attorneys generally submit their bills at the conclusion of the representation. All bills are submitted using our online billing system. When you become certified, the Assigned Counsel Division will send you a username and password for your online billing site. Attorneys should review the billing rules and policies before undertaking representation.

What training is available?

The SPD Training Division  sponsors various criminal law related seminars throughout the year including an annual conference in Milwaukee each fall. They also offer OnDemand  training. SPD training is offered at a very low cost to attorneys taking SPD appointments.

What if I withdraw?
An appointed attorney shall notify the local SPD office within 24 hours of being allowed by the court to withdraw from a case.