If you have already been to court and asked for an attorney, you will be notified by one or more of the following ways:
- The court informs you of the name of your attorney the day you request an attorney. This is usually done in counties in which there is no public defender office. If you lost the attorney card or paper with the attorney’s name, you should call the Clerk in your county and ask them to look up the name for you. It is helpful to have the file number. You can look up the clerk’s number in your county on this website: https://www.nccourts.gov/locations
- The Public Defender in your county will mail you a letter with the name and contact number of your attorney. If you are in jail, they will mail the letter to you in the jail. If you are out of jail, the Public Defender may ask you to wait a few days before calling them as it may take a few days to make the appointment. You may find the Public Defender number on the sheet of paper provided by the clerk or look it up here: https://www.nccourts.gov/locations
- If you are looking for the name of your attorney for a juvenile, parent representation, appellate or civil commitment case, please see the webpages for these offices.
- Juvenile Defender
- Parent Defender
- Appellate Defender
- Special Counsel (civil commitment)