Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Both adult and juvenile public defense in Oregon are funded by the state. The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association assists in securing funds through legislative advocacy and public education.
Office of Public Defense Services
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.
Public Defense Services Commission
2020 Public Defense Services Commission Meetings
Always check for current meeting notices and meeting locations on the Public Defense Services Commission website.
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
Significant 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)
2003 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.