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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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The next PDAB meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Find the agenda here. For Skype call-in information, contact Christina Alburas at calburas@kingcounty.gov

2020

Agendas and minutes

2019

Agendas and minutes

2018

Agendas and minutes

2017

Agendas and minutes