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The Justice Administrative Commission (JAC) is responsible for processing payments for attorney fees, costs and related expenses in relation to private court-appointed and indigent for costs cases in accordance with ss. 27.5304, 29.007, and 27.52, F.S. Generally, JAC processes payment of fees and costs in cases where the person is indigent, is entitled to court-appointed counsel and the offices of the public defender and/or criminal conflict and civil regional counsel have a conflict precluding representation; or the defendant has been found indigent for costs in accordance with s. 27.52(5), F.S. JAC is not responsible for processing the payment of fees and costs unless there is a statutory or constitutional right to appointed counsel under Florida law.

JAC has published a short reference guide to assist judges, law clerks, and judicial assistants in understanding the role of JAC and those cases types for which JAC is responsible for payments of attorney fees, costs and related expenses. View the JAC Reference Guide for Judges Law Clerks and Judicial Assistants.

JAC also has a limited role in providing due process costs for pro se defendants for those case types where the self-represented defendant would otherwise be entitled to court-appointed counsel (such as criminal cases). To assist these defendants in obtaining due process costs, the defendant may request a copy of JAC’s Pro Se Packet. The core information (without circuit specific information such as Due Process Rates Charts) is available here: JAC Pro Se Core Packet

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