Managed Assigned Counsel
The Managed Assigned Counsel model is responsible for the assignment of qualified attorneys to represent criminally-accused indigent people in Bexar County. The MAC was established to comply with the Bexar Indigent Defense Plan, Fair Defense laws, and the Texas and US Constitutions. This structure will support assigned counsel with holistic defense including case coordination, litigation support, and technology innovation for the best possible outcomes!
is to support ethical, effective, and zealous client-centered representation to the people of Bexar County, regardless of economic status.
is to ensure equal justice for all.
On October 1, 2021, Bexar County approved the creation of a managed assigned counsel system for court-appointed lawyers in Bexar County. The MAC office was proposed to enhance the quality of representation of indigent people accused of crimes in Bexar County. When fully operational, we will be the largest MAC office in the State of Texas and will include juvenile indigent defense, mental health services, and an on-site immigration attorney.
New MISDEMEANOR FORMS NOW AVAILABLE
New Attorney Application now Available
Bringing Social Science into the Courtroom
This project is being led by Professor Eve Primus and the University of Michigan called Data for Defenders. She is collaborating with NAPD, Partners for Justice, Gideon's Promise, along with several state and local public defender offices.
The Data for Defenders is aimed at promoting creative and evidence-based advocacy through research. This database includes briefs, motions, and transcripts that make social science arguments readily available for whoever may need it, in and out of the courtroom.
Check out Data for Defenders here: https://datafordefenders.org/
Updated Felony Voucher Now Available
New Fee Schedule approved as of May 1st, 2023.
Updated Felony Voucher Form is now available at the County Court Admin site on the Adult Criminal tab of our Attorney Resources page.
mental health client resources and faq are now available
Resources are now available on the Mental Health tab of our Attorney Resources page.
While you are there check out our Mental Health FAQ as well!