Resources: Public Defense

PDSC Commission Meeting Calendar

For information about Office of Public Defense Services Commission meetings contact Laura Anson, Office of Public Defense Services, (503) 378-3349, ext 245, 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.

2015 Meetings

Thursday, March 19

Agenda and attachments.

January 22, 2015

February, 2015 — (New) Multnomah Building, Commissioners Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214

March 19, 2015 — Oregon Civic Justice Building, 790 State Street, Salem, OR  97301, 1:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.

April, 2015 — no meeting scheduled

May, 2015 — no meeting scheduled

June 18, 2015 — Mt. Bachelor Village, Bend

July 30, 2015

August, 2015 — no meeting scheduled

September 17, 2015 — Hillsboro

October 23, 2015 — Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, Oregon.  1 - 4 p.m.

November, 2015 — no meeting scheduled

December 17, 2015



go The Public Defense Services Commission Request for Proposals for Public Defense Legal Services Contracts Beginning January 1, 2016, was approved by the commission at its March 19, 2015, meeting. The RFP will be released during the first week of May. There is a draft of the RFP in the March 19 meeting materials.


go Public Defense Payment Polices and Procedures, April 18, 2014


go Humble Roots: Chronicling the State Public Defender’s Office by Marc Brown


go ABA — Eight Guidelines of Public Defense Related to Excessive Workload

go Is This Equal Justice? 2003 Supplement Report by Kristine Constans, Human Resources Manager, Metropolitan Public Defenders Office

go 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

go May 2002 Operational Review of Oregon’s Public Defense System

go Report of the House Judiciary Committee on the Management of Extraordinary Expenses in the Indigent Defense System

go Significant Documents and Events in the Indigent Defense Fiscal Crisis, presented by Paul Levy, June 19, Annual Conference 2003


go PDSC Revised Drug Court Guidelines


go Model Public Defense Legal Services Contract

go Out-of-State Subpoena Process

go Out-of-State Subpoena Checklist

go Notice to All Public Defense Providers Regarding Electronic Deposit


go Judge Hogan’s Opinion in Shepard v. Bearden, issued Friday, May 16, just hours after argument and minutes after the close of business

go Shepard v. Bearden, April 7, 2003—Complaint for Declatory Relief

go Indigent Defense Budget Reduction Plan: Fact Sheet

go Senate Bill 145 (2001 legislation creating The Public Defense Commission)

go Indigent Defense Standards and Guidelines for Various States, Including Oregon

go 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.