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.