Virginia Indigent Defense Commission

Virginia Code §19.2-163.01 requires the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (VIDC) to maintain a list of certified attorneys who are qualified to serve as court-appointed counsel for indigent defendants based on the qualifications set forth in Virginia Code §19.2-163.03.

Are You Ready to Create an Account and Apply for Initial Certification?
Attorneys should meet one (1) of the following minimum requirements BEFORE creating an account:

  • I am licensed to practice law in Virginia AND I have completed VIDC Initial Certification Training.
  • In the past one (1) year, I have been an active member of the Virginia State Bar AND represented four (4) or more defendants charged with a misdemeanor in General District Court.

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If you have any questions, please email call (804) 662-7249.

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