Texas Indigent Defense Commission
Attorney Reporting Form
Fiscal Year 2021
Under Article 26.04(j)(4), Code of Criminal Procedure, attorneys are required to report the percentage of their practice time devoted to criminal and juvenile delinquency cases appointed under Article 26.04, Code of Criminal Procedure, and Title 3, Family Code, in each county
by October 15th each year
The report for each county includes (1) the percentage of an attorney’s total practice time (time spent in legal practice in all jurisdictions) that was dedicated to work on trial and appeal appointments in adult criminal cases in that county’s district and county courts during the fiscal year beginning on the preceding October 1; and (2) the percentage of an attorney’s total practice time that was dedicated to work on trial and appeal appointments in juvenile delinquency cases (cases alleging delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision) in that county’s district and county courts. The time period to be covered by the report is October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021.
The percentages reported in the practice-time statement submitted should not include time dedicated to appointed work on cases that are not adult criminal or juvenile delinquency cases (such as CPS or guardianship cases), nor should it include time dedicated to federal criminal appointments.
There is also an optional Attorney Practice Time
available to assist you in calculating these percentage figures. It provides a tool to help you consider all of the types of cases you handle when calculating the percentage of time spent on criminal and juvenile appointed work.
, including a 15 minute training video, on the reporting requirements is also available.
Please begin by entering your Texas State Bar Card Number: