The Office of Public Defense administers state funds appropriated to provide legal representation
for indigent parents in dependency and termination cases and for appellate indigent defendants.
The Office also distributes appropriated funds to counties and cities to improve trial-level public
The Office's public defense service managers consult with counties and cities regarding public
defense contracts and other issues. The Office works under the supervision and direction of the
Office of Public Defense Advisory Committee to develop and administer programs. The Advisory
Committee includes members appointed by the Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme
Court, the Governor, the Court of Appeals, the Washington State Bar Association, and two
Senators and two Representatives selected from each of the two largest caucuses by the
President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively. The Director
of the Office is appointed by the Washington State Supreme Court.
The Office has 14 employees. Sources of funding include appropriations from the Public
Education and Savings Account as well as the General Fund. The operating budget for the
2005-07 biennium was $31.9 million.
The above information is from the State Auditors (Audit Report Search) webpage
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January 25, 2003 Personnel Detail
Office of Public Defense (2003, 6 employees)
March 31, 2004 note: I have replaced the first letter of the first name of each person, with a *.
Name Job Title Salary(monthly or hourly COPLEN, *EBORAH D ADMIN ASSISTANT 3059 FERGUSON, *ARY JANE DEPUTY DIRECTOR 6343 FLYNN, *LIZABETH J EXEC ASSISTANT 3637 MC AFERTY, *HARON L SR FIN ANALYST 4540 MOORE, *OANNE I DIRECTOR 8627 SAWKA, *ELLY A BUDGET ANALYST 4653By clicking on the rainbow colored square icon, you can see information about the people who look at these webpages. These statistics report meters are free to anybody.
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