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. – 2:00 p.m. at the Office of Public Defense Services, 1175 Court Street, NE, Salem, OR 97301, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Meetings

January 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Office if Public Defense Services
1175 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Agenda and Meeting Materials


2017 Meetings

January 26, 2017
February, 2017 - no meeting scheduled
March 16, 2017
April, 2017 - no meeting scheduled
May 18, 2017 - Medford, OR
June 15, 2017 - Bend, OR
July, 2017 - no meeting scheduled
August 24, 2017
September 21, 2017 - Madras, OR
October 27, 2017 - Newport, OR
November, 2017 - no meeting scheduled
December 14, 2017 




Two Requests for Proposals for public defense legal services contracts and mitigation services were issued by the Public Defense Services Commission on May 1, 2015. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 26, 2015. Both RFP documents are available online at:
SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONTRACT PROPOSALS PDSC is accepting proposals for all case types in all counties. The contracts awarded may have one-year, two-year, or four-year terms beginning January 1, 2016, or such other length of term and beginning date as determined by PDSC. The requests for proposals seek legal representation and mitigation services necessary to fulfill the PDSC’s statutory mandate to provide “public defense services in the most cost-efficient manner consistent with the Oregon constitution, the United States Constitution and Oregon and national standards of justice.” ORS 151.216(1)(a).


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.