The Texas Indigent Defense Commission’s authority to inquire into complaints is governed by
Section 79.037, Texas Government Code. The purpose of any inquiry is to assist counties in
improving their indigent defense systems and to promote compliance with the Fair Defense Act.
TIDC does not accept complaints by telephone, fax, or email. To file a complaint, you may
fill out the following online complaint form, or you may request a complaint form by calling
(512) 936-6994 or toll-free at (866) 499-0656.
If your complaint involves an allegation of judicial misconduct, you may also file a complaint
with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct. More information at: http://www.scjc.texas.gov/complaint-faq/.
If your complaint involves an allegation of professional misconduct by an attorney,
you may also file a complaint with the
Client-Attorney Assistance Program
or a grievance with the State Bar of Texas. More information about filing a grievance
can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/SBOT-attnygrievance
Disclaimer: Information submitted through this form may be reported to persons and
entities that are the subject of the complaint. Complaints are also publicly reported during
TIDC committee and board meetings. This information is also subject to disclosure to persons
who request the information under Rule 12 of the Texas Rules of Judicial Administration.
Anonymous complaints are accepted but may hinder TIDC’s ability to review the complaint.
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