Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Derrick Mason
Staff Attorney

Kathleen Casey
Staff Attorney

Pho: 317-232-2542
Fax: 317-233-6586

Public Defender Commission

Public Defender Commission

Supreme Court Seal Since 1989, The Indiana Public Defender Commission has served to recommend standards for indigent defense in capital cases, to adopt guidelines of salary and fee schedules for individual county reimbursement eligibility, and to review and approve requests for reimbursement in capital cases. In 1993, the responsibility of the Commission was expanded... More about the Commission »

News & Announcements

NOTICE: Important Change in Public Defender Full-Time Salary and CHINS Reimbursement  

A complete description of the changes is available here. 

  • Standard E has been amended to include the qualifications for the public defense counsel to accept CHINS and TPR cases and for these cases to be reimbursable.
  • Standard G has been amended to require that salary and compensation to Chief and full-time public defenders shall be the same as provided to prosecutors in similar positions.

2014-15 Quarterly Requests for Reimbursement due dates:

  • 3rd Quarter 2015 due November 13, 2015

2015 Commission Meetings   

  • December 9, 2015 at 2 PM EST - A brief executive session may be held beginning at 2 PM pursuant to I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)(9), followed by the regularly scheduled meeting.

Commission meetings are held at:

30 South Meridian Street, Room 804 (8th Floor)
Indianapolis, IN 46204