Resources for Public Defense Administrators


Guidance for Public Defense Structures and Administration

Public Defense Caseloads and Workloads

Legal Resources

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Indigency Screening – Forms and Resources

LFO Calculator

Attorney Recruitment and Retention [PDF]

Social Workers in Public Defense [PDF]

2023 Plea Bargain Task Force Report and Fourteen Principles (American Bar Association)

Texas Indigent Defense Commission Guide to Public Defender Oversight Boards


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For technical assistance on your city or county public defense questions, please contact OPD's Public Defense Improvement Program at or 360-586-3164 ext. 212.