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Public Defense Providers Information

NOTICE:  

 

Business & Financial Services, including Contracts and Accounts Payable, has a new address:
 

Office of Public Defense Services 
Business Services 
198 Commercial Street SE, Suite # 205 
Salem, OR 97301

Please update your records. Mail not addressed to the new address may take an additional day or two to arrive. 

 

Business & Financial Services Overview

 
 
 
The Business & Financial Services Division of the Office of Public Defense Services provides effective and efficient delivery of public defense  within the state court system:
 
 
 
  • Establishing, revising, and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures regarding the qualification and payment of public defense providers and the operation of the indigence verification program.
  • Negotiating and monitoring public defense services contracts for both attorney and non-attorney providers.
  • Serving as a resource for the Public Defense Services Commission, public defense providers, trial and appellate courts, the legislative assembly, and other state and local agencies involved in the criminal and juvenile justice system.
  • Performing research and providing consultation and guidance on public defense related legal and budgetary issues.
 

Accounts Payable Update: 

 
 

Entering Bills Received: August 27

Reviewing/Releasing Bills Received: August 26

Please note that once payments are released, you will receive them between 2-3 business days for direct deposit, or 3-5 business days for paper checks, depending on USPS. 

  

Contact Information 

   

Business Services
198 Commercial Street SE, Suite # 205
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503.378.2478

 
 

 
 

Karla Bethell
Accounts Payable Supervisor
503.967.0747

Requests for preauthorization of non-routine expenses may be faxed to 503.378.4463 or emailed to nre@opds.state.or.us

Billings may be faxed to 503.378.4463 or emailed to accounts.payable@opds.state.or.us 


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