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Welcome to the Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania's Website


The Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania is a statewide community of public defenders dedicated to securing a fair justice system and ensuring high quality legal representation for people facing loss of life, freedom or family.

Its mission is to provide tools, strategies, mutual support, training and information to Public Defender Offices in Pennsylvania; to be the voice of public defense in Pennsylvania; and to promote best practices in the leadership, management, and administration of justice in Pennsylvania.

Gideon Award Nominations Sought- We Need Your Help!!!!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Association's First Leadership Insitute
Upcoming Events
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