Easier to use, less duplication, less data entry: duty counsel worksheet improvements coming July 27
Published: July 27, 2020
You asked. We listened. Starting July 27, the duty counsel services worksheet (DCSW) will be easier to use, require less duplication and less data entry.
- NEW: Client consent-to-contact box
Tick the Consent to Contact box when your client consents to being contacted by LAO about their case—located right above the address and contact information fields:
- NEW: Option to record an alternative phone number
Use this additional field under “Telephone” to record a second/alternative client phone number (e.g. cellphone and landline).
- EXPANDED: Instructions box and character limit
More characters allowed in the comments box means you can include more details—256‑characters max.
- MOVED: Arrest and incident date
For easier access, these two fields moved to Present Charges from the Court Information zone.
- RENAMED: DC Navigation is now Duty Counsel Worksheet
Duty Counsel Navigation on the main menu has been renamed “Duty Counsel Worksheet”.
- ADDED: Primary launch page icon
A DC worksheet icon will be added to the primary launch page for quicker selection. Here’s what it looks like:
We hope these improvements will further enhance your duty counsel worksheet experience. Please contact General – Service Integration with any questions or concerns.