For information about Office of Public Defense Services Commission meetings contact Laura Anson, Office of Public Defense Services, (503) 378-3349, ext 245, Laura.J.Anson@opds.state.or.us. The Office of Public Defense Services Commission will provide equal access and accommodation to individuals with disabilities to ensure attendance and participation at its meetings. Any individual requiring access or accommodation may call (503) 378-3349. Always check for updated meeting notices on the Public Defense Services Commission website.
Meetings take place from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Office of Public Defense Services, 1175 Court Street, NE, Salem, OR 97301, unless otherwise noted.
November, 2015 — no meeting scheduled
December 10, 2015 (date change)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PUBLIC DEFENSE LEGAL SERVICES CONTRACTS AND MITIGATION SERVICES CONTRACTS
Two Requests for Proposals for public defense legal services contracts and mitigation services were issued by the Public Defense Services Commission on May 1, 2015. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 26, 2015. Both RFP documents are available online at: http://www.oregon.gov/OPDS/CBS/pages/requestsforproposals.aspx
SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONTRACT PROPOSALS PDSC is accepting proposals for all case types in all counties. The contracts awarded may have one-year, two-year, or four-year terms beginning January 1, 2016, or such other length of term and beginning date as determined by PDSC. The requests for proposals seek legal representation and mitigation services necessary to fulfill the PDSC’s statutory mandate to provide “public defense services in the most cost-efficient manner consistent with the Oregon constitution, the United States Constitution and Oregon and national standards of justice.” ORS 151.216(1)(a).
Is This Equal Justice? 2003 Supplement Report by Kristine Constans, Human Resources Manager, Metropolitan Public Defenders Office
September 2003 Report to the Public Defense Services Commission — Recommendations to Improve Oregon’s Public Defense Contracting System, prepared by Peter Ozanne and Geoff Guilfoy
Documents and Events in the Indigent Defense Fiscal Crisis, presented
by Paul Levy, June 19, Annual Conference 2003
Judge Hogan’s Opinion in Shepard v. Bearden, issued Friday, May 16, just hours after argument and minutes after the close of business
Senate Bill 145 (2001 legislation creating The Public Defense Commission)
Fiscal Crisis Documents. Log-in to the OCDLA Legal Document Library to
access documents used for filing constutitutional challenges arising from Oregon’s fiscal
crisis in public defense. Choose the 2003 Fiscal Crisis category.
Both adult and juvenile public defense in Oregon is funded by the state. The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association assists in securing funds through legislative advocacy and public education.
The Office of Public Defense Services (OPDS), a state agency, manages the funds and provides appellate level public defense.
Trial level public defense services are provided by private lawyers and public defenders under contract with OPDS.