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Attorney Eligibility Requirements

Attorneys seeking house counsel assignments at the Lincoln Hall of Justice (Juvenile Division) for child protection and delinquency matters are required to submit an Attorney Application/Profile form online during the open application period.  A link will be posted on the Third Circuit Court Family Juvenile page (www.3rdcc.org/divisions/family-juvenile) during the open application period, which will occur yearly.  Notice of the open application period will be posted at the Lincoln Hall of Justice as well as in the Detroit Legal News.  Further requirements are set forth in the online application.

Specifics on how to qualify for assignments 


In order to qualify for assignments you must have the following: 

  • A completed attorney profile/application

  • A membership in good standing with the Michigan State Bar

  • A valid email address

  • Provided certification or proof of completion of a minimum of two training sessions related to the practice in the Juvenile Division

  • Approval by the Attorney Review Committee

  • Appeals – In addition to the foregoing eligibility requirements, attorneys seeking appellate assignments must submit a sample brief for review by the Attorney Review Committee.

  • Designated Cases – In addition to the foregoing eligibility requirements, attorneys seeking assignments to designated cases must provide proof of current Detroit-Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program (CAP) certification.