Public Defense Advisory Committee

Provides supervision and direction to the Office of Public Defense, an independent agency in the Judicial Branch. The Committee administers all criminal appellate indigent defense services and contracts with attorneys to represent indigent parents, custodians, and legal guardians involved in child dependency and termination of parental rights proceedings.
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Policy AreaPublic Safety
Governor Appointments2
Total Board Positions13
Statutory AuthorityRCW 2.70.030
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
CompensationTravel reimbursement
Term Length (years)3
Statutory Term Limits
Member Requirements: May not be attorneys