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The Public Defense Advisory Board is an 11-member board charged with the following duties: 
  • reviewing the activities and plans of the Department of Public Defense
  • advocating for high-quality public defense
  • playing a significant role in the selection of the public defender when the office is vacant
  • advising the executive and council on matters of equity and social justice related to public defense

The Public Defense Advisory Board meets at least once every two months, sometimes more frequently when needed. Agendas for meetings will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting time and date. 

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Two seats are open on the Public Defense Advisory Board for terms beginning in June 2022. The board seeks individuals with experience in public defense or a lived experience of the criminal legal system. The board also seeks people who understand how public defense intersects with one or more of the following areas: mental health, military veterans, juvenile justice, behavioral health disorders, poverty, or immigration. To apply, please fill out this online form. Or you can download this form and email it as an attachment to PDABApplications@kingcounty.gov. For more information, contact Leslie Brown at leslie.brown@kingcounty.gov.
The next PDAB meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Here is the agenda. It will be held virtually via Teams. If you'd like to attend, please contact Christina Alburas at calburas@kingcounty.gov for sign-in information. 

2021

Agendas and minutes

2022

Agendas and minutes

  • Feb. 3, 2022: Agenda, Meeting Minutes
  • April 7, 2022: Agenda

2020

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2019

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2018

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2017

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