confined in prison, whether he desires the Regional Trial Court, Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court to appoint a counsel de officio to defend him and to transmit with the record on a form to
be prepared by the clerk of court of the appellate court, a certificate of compliance with this duty and of the response of the appellate to his inquiry.
IS COUNSEL DE OFFICIO STILL REQUIRED TO REPRESENT HIS CLIENT ON APPEAL? Yes, the duty of counsel de officio doesn’t terminate upon judgment of the case
It continues until appeal