Having access to competent legal counsel when charged with a serious
criminal offense is a right afforded to everyone under both state and federal laws. The 506th Judicial District Court
supports the policies of the State of Texas as promulgated by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission in the appointment and
compensation of attorneys appointed to represent the indigent.
Attorney Reporting Requirements:
Code of Criminal Procedure requires all attorneys who accept criminal appointments in both adult and juvenile cases to submit
an annual report that describes the percentage of practice time dedicated to work on those appointed cases. Attorneys must
submit the report for each county in which they accept appointments. The Texas Indigent Defense Commission is the responsible
agency for gathering such information. Attorneys should read and comply with the requirements in the attached Attorney Reporting
Instructions and Forms (see below).
Attorney Reporting Instructions & Form (C.C.P. 26.04j)
Indigent Defense Plans and Attorney Appointments
Waller County indigent defendants are represented through
contract attorneys who serve under a one-year contract for a fixed annual compensation, payable in monthly increments.
Interested attorneys may apply for a contract position as provided for under the Waller County Indigent Defense Plan, and
on this website
. To obtain a copy of the Notice of Opportunity
and Application, either see the link below or contact the Court Coordinator. In addition, you will need an Application for Appointment. See the link below for a copy of the instructions
for filing the Application or contact the Court Coordinator. A copy of a sample contract may also be obtained by contacting
the Court Coordinator.
In Grimes County,
each trial court maintains its own list of eligible attorneys who may be appointed to indigent defense cases. The
506th Judicial District Court endeavors to maintain no more than eight attorneys on its appointment list in order to give
interested attorneys enough business to make it economically feasible to participate. Interested attorneys should file
an Application for Appointment directly with the Court. See the link below for a copy of the instructions for the Attorney's
Application for Appointment, or contact the Court Coordinator.
If you are a defendant requesting appointment
of counsel, please fill out the Request for Appointment of Attorney form found by clicking the link below. File that
Request for Appointment with the District Clerk of the county where your charges are pending.
Waller County Notice of Opportunity - 2021
Waller County Instructions for Application - 2021
Grimes County Application for Appointment List
Grimes County Felony Fee Schedule
FOR DEFENDANTS: Application for Attorney - English
Para los acusados: Aplicacion y Declaracion Jurada Escrita de Indigencia