Council on Public Defense

The Council on Public Defense was established to implement the recommendations of the WSBA Blue Ribbon Panel on Criminal Defense, which was appointed by the Board of Governors in spring 2003 as a first step in addressing concerns about the quality of indigent defense services in Washington.

Key Documents 

Meeting Schedule 

2013-2014 Meeting Schedule

Contact Us

Staff Liaisons
Megan McNally 
206-727-8272
meganm@wsba.org

Barbara Ochota
206-727-8266
barbarao@wsba.org  

Chair
Jacqueline McMurtrie
University of Washington School of Law
Gates Hall, Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98105-3020
206-543-3434
jackiem@uw.edu

Vice Chair
Brooks Holland
Assistant Professor of Law
Gonzaga University School of Law
PO Box 3528  
721 N Cincinnati Street
Spokane, WA 99220-3528
509-313-6120
bholland@lawschool.gonzaga.edu

Board of Governors Liaison
Governor Jerry Moberg
moberg@canfieldsolutions.com