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Appellate Postconviction Referral Form

Be sure to follow the Postconviction Relief Procedure.

Postconviction Referral Form
Appellate Procedure - Contractors

Appellate procedure for contract attorneys.

AppellateContractorProcedure.pdf
Appellate Procedure - OPD Attorneys

Appellate procedure for OPD Attorneys.

ProcedureonAppeal-OPDattys.pdf
Appellate Referral Form

Be sure to follow the Appellate Procedure  (Contract Attorney | OPD Attorney) and submit to the Appellate Defender Office.

Appellate Referral Form
Authorization for Disclosure of Information

Authorizes OPD to obtain client’s HIPAA protected records.

opd-mh1.pdf
Brief Bank

Contract Attorneys must have an active MOU to join the brief bank.

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Closed Case Summary

All attorneys must complete this entire form for each case they are closing. Use the pre-populated form when available.

ClosedCaseSummary.pdf
Closed Case Summary - Civil

Use this form when closing civil cases. Use the pre-populated form when available.

ClosedCaseSummaryCivil.pdf
Investigative Request

Requesting Attorney will submit to the Regional Deputy Public Defender or Conflict Office.

StateInvestigativeRequest.pdf
Mental Health Protocol

OPD protocol governing referral and examination.

MHProtocol.pdf
Notice of Substitution of Counsel Form

Notice of Substitution of Counsel Form.

Substitutionofcounsel.pdf
Pre-Approval and Supplemental Requests for Client Costs

OPD policy requires pre-approval of all client costs expected to exceed $200 per task in all cases. All Pre-Approvals and Supplementals must be submitted through the OPD Portal.

opdclaims.mt.gov
Substitution of Judge Fee Payment Request Form

Substitution of Judge Fee Payment Request Form.

Sub Judge Fee Request Form.pdf
Witness Fees

OPD policy on witness fees.

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News & Meeting Notices:

June 2018 Newsletter

June 29, 2018 0 Comments

OPD Annual Conference

The 2018 Annual Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17 at the Holiday Inn in Missoula.

June 4, 2018 0 Comments

Changes to Contractor Rates

January 29, 2018 0 Comments