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Public Defense Advisory Committee

Purpose  The Committee shall advise the County Executive and County Council on matters regarding the defense of the indigent, and shall submit its observations of the public defender system to the Executive and the County Council not less than annually. 

Authority  WCC 2.09.090, ORD 98-061
Contact Person     Whatcom County Executive´s Office, (360) 676-6717

Member Specifications  One Superior Court Judge, one District Court Judge, one appointee of the Whatcom County Bar Association, one County Council member, and one nonlawyer appointed by the County Executive.

Term Limit   Bar Association appointee and Executive appointee only
Term Length  Two Years
Number of Members  Five
Meetings Held  Once annually