Indigent Representation Committee

Works in conjunction with the Office of the Public Defender to coordinate and maintain the attorney appointment list for criminal indigent defendants in the 26th Judicial District court system. Please click here for information about the application process for lawyers interested in being added to that list.



Mekka Jeffers-Nelson, Chair


Committee Members

Hon. Carla Archie, Superior Court Judge

Hon. Roy Wiggins, District Court Judge

Public Defender Kevin Tully

Susan Weigand, P.D.'s Office

Joel Adelman, P.D.'s Office

Desmond McCallum, D.A.'s Office

Michelle Duprey, Council for Children's Rights

Darwin Rice, Family Court Administrator

Chiege Okwara, Private Counsel

Molly Morgan, Private Counsel

Dan Roberts, Private Counsel

Volunteer Need / Commitment

The Indigent Representation Committee oversees the application process for lawyers who apply to be added to the appointment-of-counsel list in the 26th Judicial District.  Please click here for information about the application process.  

This Committee is governed by regulations approved by the NC Office of Indigent Defense Services. Those regulations dictate the various authorities for appointment to this committee. If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Shannon Reid at for more information.