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16th Judicial Circuit Court
40 N Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-7171

Applications for Attorneys to Represent Indigent Persons (domestic and juvenile)


Application forms for attorneys wishing to be added to the Court Appointed Counsel List for Domestic and Juvenile cases are available by clicking on the following links:

Domestic Court Appointed Counsel Application

Juvenile Court Appointed Counsel Application

These forms may be completed on your computer.  Alternatively, you may print out the forms and fill them out by hand.

The Court accepts applications to be placed on the Court Appointed Counsel List or to be upgraded to a different List throughout the year.  The Courts' Indigent Panel Committee meets quarterly to review applications.  The process is governed by Local Administrative Order 2020-6.  Please fill out the application(s) for any List you are interested in and return the completed application to Case Management, 6th Floor, Macomb County Courthouse, 40 N. Main, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043.  Applications may also be emailed to

The current List for Court Appointed Counsel, including the date of the attorney's last appointment, may be viewed by clicking on this link: Court Appointed Counsel Spreadsheet.

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If you wish to apply to represent Indigent Clients on criminal cases, please contact the Macomb County Public Defender's Office at (586) 466-8311.