IPDC MEMBERSHIP

The membership of the Indiana Public Defender Council consists of all public defenders, contractual pauper counsel, and other court appointed attorneys regularly appointed to represent indigent defendants. IC 33-40-4-2(b). For purposes of determining membership in the Council, "other court appointed attorneys regularly appointed to represent indigent defendants" means any attorney who is appointed to represent indigent defendants pursuant to a uniform system of periodic appointments or is on the list maintained by the Public Defender Commission of attorneys qualified to be appointed in a capital case under Criminal Rule 24 and is willing to accept such an appointment.

Persons who are eligible for membership and are not currently a member may apply for membership by completing this form and mail/email/fax it to the Council. If you have any questions, please contact the Council office.