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Standards & Best Practices


Qualification Standards for Court Appointed Counsel

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Specialty Courts


Oregon State Bar Performance Standards in Criminal, Delinquency, Dependency, Civil Commitment, and Post-Conviction Relief Cases

Caseload Standards


OPDS Recommended Best Practices for Oregon Public Defense Providers

The Quality Assurance Task Force, an advisory group formed to assist the Executive Director of the Office of Public Defense Services in monitoring and improving the quality of public defense services in Oregon, has identified the policies and practices set forth in the document Best Practices for Oregon Public Defense Providers as a means to achieve excellence in public defense services.

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