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Public Defense Services Commission


The Public Defense Services Commission is an independent body that governs the Office of Public Defense Services and appoints its Executive Director. The Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court appoints the seven Commission members. The Commission's primary charge is to establish "a public defense system that ensures the provision of public defense services in the most cost efficient manner consistent with the Oregon Constitution, the United States Constitution and Oregon and national standards of justice."  


Meeting Agendas & Schedule

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Stack of reports

Reports & Publications

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PDSC Members

Chief Justice Martha L. Walters
Ex-Officio Permanent Member
Per Ramfjord, Chair
Partner, Stoel Rives LLC
Hon. Elizabeth Welch, Vice-Chair
Senior Judge 
Paul Solomon
Executive Director, Sponsors, Inc.
Steven Wax
Oregon Innocence Project
Mark Hardin
Attorney at Law
Lisa Ludwig
Ludwig Runstein LLC
Thomas M. Christ
Sussman Shank LLC 

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