Fighting for Justice Everyday
The Office of the Public Defender 7th Judicial Circuit handles about 35,000 cases each year. The office is divided into several major divisions concerning appellate review, felony litigation, juvenile delinquency litigation, and misdemeanor and criminal traffic litigation.
The Public Defender is an elected official who has a constitutional duty to provide legal representation to people in danger of losing their liberty and who cannot afford to hire a private attorney.
To carry out his constitutional duty, the Public Defender is assisted by:
Assistant Public Defenders
Budget and finance personnel
Law school and college interns