Public Defender Service Board of Trustees
To serve as the criminal defense agency of the District. To represent indigent persons in DC when appointed by Court in criminal and delinquency proceedings or when faced with involuntary civil commitment in both trial and appellate courts; provide administrative support to courts for Appointment of Counsel Program; serve as resource for private Counsel appointed under DC Criminal Justice Act, making available investigative and social work services and legal consultation. Eleven DC residents, four of whom may not be attorneys. Members are selected by a panel, presided over by the chief judge of the DC Court of Appeals, which also includes the Mayor and the chief judges of the US District Court and Superior Court of DC.
Licensed - Yes
Paid stipend or salary - No