On April 1, 2014, the Online Voucher System (OVS) became mandatory for court appointed counsel. If you are a court appointed attorney and have vouchers to submit to the agency for payment, they must be keyed into the OVS system. Once submitted electronically, the voucher will be processed for payment by Public Defender Services. If you have any questions, please first refer to the
legislative rules, then contact Lisa Knell at Lisa.D.Knell@wv.gov with any remaining questions.
If you were appointed as a gaurdian ad litem in a proceeding other than a child abuse and neglect proceeding, your compensation is not paid by PDS, but rather by the Supreme Court of Appeals pursuant to the provisions of Rules 21.01 through 21.06 and Rules 39.01 through 39.03 of the West Virginia Trial Court Rules. Follow this link to find the forms used by the Supreme Court of Appeals for compensation of such services.
Below you will find the forms you may need to submit along with your vouchers. Click on the links and they will open into fillable forms which you may type in and save to your computer. Should you need an order, print the order, get the judge's signature/date and the raised seal on the order and attach the order to your voucher in OVS BEFORE you submit the voucher. Afterwards you will then go to the voucher in OVS, scroll down until you see the Document Library and upload the order in PDF format.
Keep in mind that Direct Expense vouchers are still submitted via paper voucher, and that that process has not changed. Direct Expense vouchers still need to be printed out, completed and the paper copy sent directly to PDS.
Social Worker/Paralegal Expenses
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