The Indiana Public Defender Council is a state, judicial branch agency, established in 1977 as a support center for attorneys who represent indigent criminal defendants in Indiana (I.C. 33-40-4). The mission of the Council is to improve legal representation provided at public expense in state courts in Indiana. The Council is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors and currently has approximately 1100 members.

The Council does not provide legal representation. The Indiana Justice Center web site provides information on organizations offering legal assistance to low income people in Indiana. See the Marion County Courts web site for information on courts, phone numbers, jury service, etc in Marion County. For information about other counties, see Local Government.