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Indiana Lawyer Shortage Hits Critical Stage

October 2023 Quarterly Newsletter

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at risk youth

Commission Issues Request for Proposals to make system improvements to benefit at-risk youth.

Click HERE to read the Request for Proposals for further details.

Welcome to the Indiana Public Defender Commission Website!

Since 1989, the Indiana Public Defender Commission has served to create standards for public defense services in Indiana Counties or Regional Systems that choose to uphold those standards in exchange for a partial reimbursement of county expenses in non-capital cases. The Commission also provides standards and partial reimbursement to all counties in capital (death penalty) cases and Federal Title 4-E Funding to ALL counties that request funding.

The Commission is an independent, judicial branch state agency of Indiana's state government.

There are three separate state agencies that provide support to Indiana's locally-based public defense services. The agencies and their primary duties are listed below.

News and Announcements

2023 Remaining Reimbursement Request Due Dates & Commission Meeting Dates:

QuarterReimbursement Request Due DateCommission Meeting Date
3rd 2023Tuesday, November 14Wednesday, December 13

Guideline Change Announcement (12/30/21):

Effective January 1, 2024, the Commission has approved changes to the guidelines that accompany Standard G (Compensation) and to Standard J (Caseloads). Click here for more information.