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  • !!!!!NOTICE!!!!!

    ​The agency's online voucher system ("OVS") is not affected by OASIS. You are to continue to prepare vouchers using OVS and the login to OVS remains unchanged. When you submit an online voucher, it interfaces with the agency's internal program and not OASIS. The only information regarding you that is affected by OASIS is the information used to transmit payments to you or on your behalf once the agency submits your voucher for payment. Again, you must continue to use the OVS as you have always done.

  • TIP OF THE MONTH

    With the use of the OASIS system, our agency requires only one certified copy of the appointed counsel vouchers.

  • ENTIRE PRINTED OVS VOUCHER NEEDED

    Even though you have prepared your voucher online, you must print the entire voucher; you must sign the voucher; and you must submit the entire voucher to the Court for its entry of the order. The agency will receive the statutorily required copy of the Court's order, together with the required seal, and the attached voucher. Restated, you must still present hard copies to the Court for its approval and the agency must still received hard copies. When the agency processes the voucher for payment, it will then be retrieved from the online system.​

  • ENTERING CASE INFORMATION INTO THE OVS SYSTEM

    While entering the case information in the OVS system, please enter each case number on its own line. You should enter only one case number and complete the information for that case and then hit "add" to put in the next case number. Do not enter all cases numbers in the system on one line and at one time. If you have any questions, please contact Voucher Processing at (304) 558-3905.​

  • CONGRATULATIONS GERALD R. LINKOUS, MERCER COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER CORPORATION!!!!!

    Gerald has earned a rarity – a win in the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia!!!  In an appeal from a municipal court in which the conviction of an offense of possessing a dangerous dog resulted in a sentence of death for “Major,”  the Supreme Court, by a majority opinion, agreed with Gerald that a municipal court judge does not have the authority to issues such orders.  Justice Loughery’s dissent decries the impinging upon a municipal court’s ability to enforce municipal ordinances.  The following link to the Wall Street Journal discusses the ruling: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2014/10/02/state-high-court-spares-life-of-dog-that-bit-man/.  Again, congratulations to Gerald!!

  • JOB VACANCY

    Chief Public Defender/Assistant Public Defender - Preston County (Kingwood) --See Full Details​

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One Players Club Drive, Suite 301
Charleston, WV 25311

Phone: (304) 558-3905
Fax: (304) 558-1098
Voucher Processing Fax: (304) 558-6612
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