How many Public Defenders are there?

There are currently 29 attorneys in the Office of the Public Defender. The attorneys have a wealth of legal experience, training and knowledge as more than half of our staff attorneys have fifteen to forty years of legal experience. In addition to their professional law school doctorate, master’s level and/or bachelor level college degrees, licensures and years of experience, the staff attorneys are committed to attending continuing legal education training seminars by such entities as: the nationally-recognized Gideon’s Promise, the Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Public Defender’s Association of Pennsylvania, the Juvenile Defender’s Association of Pennsylvania and the National Juvenile Defender Center, to ensure they have the most up-to-date legal knowledge available in the defense community.

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1. How do I apply for a Public Defender?
2. How many Public Defenders are there?
3. How do I contact my Public Defender?
4. When should I get a Public Defender?
5. What can a Public Defender do for me?
6. How much will a Public Defender cost me?
7. How long will I have a Public Defender?
8. How do I apply for an attorney for a Juvenile?
9. Can I apply for juvenile attorney to attend a District Justice's hearing for a summary citation?
10. How do I get a juvenile attorney if I am juvenile with charges directly filed in adult court?
11. What does the JDU staff consist of?
12. How long does it take to get a Public Defender after I apply?