The court may appoint an attorney present in court when a defendant appears and wants to speak to an attorney immediately to discuss a resolution of the case. The court may also appoint an attorney who is known to be available on the next regularly scheduled court date.
 The court may appoint an attorney who is in the closest geographical proximity to the court before considering the appointment of another attorney in order to avoid the costs of travel time for attorneys and mileage expenses, for the convenience of the defendant in consulting with a local attorney, and for the convenience of the court in scheduling cases. Qualified attorneys who have an office and practice regularly within the county courts of the 10th Judicial District will receive priority for appointments over attorneys who do not have an office within the 10th Judicial District.
Approved March 11, 2015.