Statutory Authority

Virginia Code §§ 19.2-163.01 and 19.2-163.8 require the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, and for capital defense counsel, the Supreme Court of Virginia, to compile and maintain a list of attorneys qualified to represent accused persons who are in need of criminal indigent defense services.UNDER CODE OF VIRGINIA, §19.2-163.01, THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING POWERS […]


For details regarding your application status or re-certification requirements, please contact Ms. Jennifer Gilmore, Certification & Compliance Attorney.  Email or call (804) 662-7249, ext. 134 Approved Courses offered by Virginia CLE: We have partnered with Virginia CLE to offer a dedicated VIDC Re-certification page that lists current CLE courses that are eligible for VIDC re-certification.   Please […]

Capital Defense Certification

Defense attorneys wishing to be eligible for appointment in capital cases must meet certain requirements depending on the case type for which they apply (see below).  An attorney whose application is approved will be included on the capital appointment list required by Va. Code Sec. 19.2-163.8(B) for a period of four (4) years or until December 1st of […]