Illinois Public Defender Association

Officially incorporated in 1969, the Illinois Public Defender Association seeks to promote education, exchange of ideas, and camaraderie among the stateís noble public defenders. Its membership spans through all of Illinoisí 102 counties, making it one of the largest non-profit public defender bar association in the country.

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The work done by the Illinois Public Defender Association for the stateís citizenry is invaluable. The bar associationís workshops and training has helped to elevate the level of representation given by its members to the public. In addition, the bar association continues to work with state legislators to create more defendant-friendly laws.

Because the Illinois Public Defender Association does not have an employed staff, its members have access to a vast assortment of experience-building opportunities. They can volunteer to work with the legislature and other bar associations to review and suggest new bills and amendments. Members also receive access to the bar associationís training seminars and its large online legal articles database.

Contact the Illinois Public Defender Association

400 W. Monroe, Suite 202, P.O. Box 5240, Springfield, IL 62705-5240

Tel: (217) 782-7203

Fax: (217) 782-5385