During the week of May 3rd, we will be issuing payments on Tuesday May 4th and Thursday May 6th and paying fee applications received in our Raleigh office between approximately April 16th and April 23rd.

IRS Form #1099 were mailed in late January. If you have not received yours by the end of the week, please email amy.m.ferrell@nccourts.org or elisa.wolper@nccourts.org so we can verify your mailing address.

Please see two important messages below:

IMPORTANT: There are new fee application forms effective December 1, 2020 and it is very important that you use the new forms for dispositions on or after that date; (1) they include the increased appointment fee set by the legislature and (2) For child welfare cases, there are important new fields to verify the status of children involved. We need those certifications to access federal funds. The version of the fee application you submit should have Rev 12/20 in the bottom left corner.

Please be aware the weather event may impact when payments are mailed.

We have heard from a number of attorneys concerns about not receiving email notices about direct deposits. Unfortunately, that notification system is handled by the Office of State Controller and we can not redo the messages. However, if you contact us we can provide information on those payments (eg File #).
The system has not changed but does occasionally have a glitch that impacts some payments. It is always a good idea to check your Spam folder as well.

DHHS Prioritizes Courthouse Workers in Vaccination Schedule

Covid-19 Related Billing Information
  • 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