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Board Description: As of July 1, 2004, all attorneys wishing to represent accused persons entitled to court appointed counsel must be certified by the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission. Pursuant to Virginia Code § 19.2-163.01, the Virginia General Assembly established the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission to carry out the Commonwealth’s constitutional obligation to provide attorneys for indigent persons accused of crimes that carry a potential penalty of incarceration or death. The Commission is statutorily mandated to oversee the certification and recertification of all court appointed attorneys providing criminal indigent defense services, to enforce Standards of Practice and to directly oversee the state public defender offices. The Commission maintains a list of attorneys qualified to represent indigent persons.  
Official Board Description: Link to VA Administrative Code
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Primary contact information for this board.
Name / Title: Maria Jankowski  / Deputy Executive Director
Address: 1604 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23229
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