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Public Defense Caseload Forecast

The Oregon Public Defense Caseload forecast provides projections of both the populations eligible for public defense and the cases where public defense can and will be assigned. The forecast delineates these populations and cases by circuit versus appellate court. The report is scheduled to be issued twice a year, on April 15 and October 15.

Please contact Josh Lehner at 971-209-5929 or on matters regarding Public Defense caseload forecasts.

Forecast Meeting:  The next meeting of the forecast technical workgroup is scheduled for -

  Will be updated when available.

Most Recent Forecast


Oct. 4, 2023 meeting materials:

Meeting presentation

Meeting Summary

Technical Workgroup membership:

Mark McMullen                               Office of Economic Analysis
Ken Sanchagrin                              Criminal Justice Commission
Kelly Officer                                    Criminal Justice Commission
Jessica Roeser (Basinger)             Judicial Department
Ralph Amador                                Office of Public Defense Services
Shelley Dillon                                 Office of Public Defense Services
Shannon Flowers                           Office of Public Defense Services
Wendy Landers                              Oregon State Police
Zack Gehringer                              Department of Administrative Services
John Borden                                   Legislative Fiscal Office
Constantin Severe                          Governor's Office