New! IDS can reimburse you for teleconferencing and email charges related to the Public Health Emergency. Please use the form below. If you have questions, contact Elisa.Wolper@nccourts.org.
Reimbursement for Teleconferencing Costs
If you have any questions about payments or any updates on the indigent defense situation in your county, please contact IDS fiscal officer Elisa.Wolper@nccourts.org
If you have not yet signed up for electronic deposit, please do so. That helps our staff minimize time in the office handling physical checks and lessens risk of delayed mail.
Experts who are appointed by the court (eg noncapital cases) should submit their invoices by email to Judicial.Ids.Experts@nccourts.org rather than fax or mail, if at all possible.
Rather than returning fee applications with missing info or questions, we will try to email you. However, if there are missing signatures or incorrect rates we will have to return via the Clerks office.
Helpful information for appointed counsel & experts
Covid-19 Related Financial Assistance
IDS is trying to share any information from other entities that might assist attorneys and their staff during this emergency. Below is a link to the Small Business Association Payroll Protection Plan which may be of interest.
NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery for Small Businesses Paycheck Protection Program
As of Friday April 24th, the NC Employment Security Commission is accepting unemployment claims under the federal CARES act for self-employed and independent contractors, based on the inability to work either because of direct impact of the COVID-19 virus or because your usual place of work is closed. More information on how to apply is in this link
COVID-19 Legal Resources / Webinars
NACDL Coronavirus Resources
NAPD COVID-19 Resources (requires membership)
COVID-19 resources for child welfare cases
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates