Next Council Meeting: March 22, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. – Suite 200, 104 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta
- Our Mission
- Capital Defender
- Central Office
- Circuit Public Defender
- Office of the Mental Health Advocate
- Agendas & Minutes
Dunn Receives Gideon Award
Upon receiving the Gideon Award, David Dunn thanked the Council and Director Sakrison for the honor and for their work in support of indigent defense in Georgia. “Most of all,” Dunn said,”I thank the hundreds of men and women of GPDSC for their dedication and commitment to justice and for allowing them to fight by their side.”
Legislator & CPD Honored
On Friday, March 22nd, days after the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, the landmark US Supreme Court ruling providing counsel to indigent defendants in criminal cases, GPDSC honored House Judiciary Committee Chairman Wendell Willard and Lookout Mountain Circuit Public Defender David Dunn. Pictured: Chairman Wendell Willard, Representative Tom Weldon, CPD David Dunn, GPDSC Director Travis Sakrison.
Capital Defender on GPB Lawmakers
Gerald Word, Capital Defender on GPB Lawmakers discussing mental retardation and the death penalty. Video clip here, starts at about the 14 minute mark.
Public Defender Standards Council Named
We are pleased to welcome the nine members of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council. Appointed by Governor Deal were Donna Avans Seagraves, Piedmont Circuit Public Defender, G. S. “Gator” Hodges, Butts County Commissioner, Lamar Paris, Union County Sole Commissioner, Ronald Cross, Columbia County Commission Chairman and W. David Sims, Esquire of Insley and Race. Lt. Governor Cagle appointed Arch W. McGarity, Flint Circuit Superior Court Judge and E. Lee Morris III, General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer of S&W Management. Murphy C. Miller, Enotah Circuit Superior Court Judge and Edward D. Tolley, Esquire of Cook Noell Tolley & Bates LLP were appointed by Speaker Ralston.
Application for Services and Procedure for Verification of Indigence (Effective October 1, 2012):
Forms can be filled out using the latest version of Acrobat Reader. You can download it for free here. If you want to print out the form and fill it out by hand, be sure to download the file noted "print only."
- Procedure for Verification of Indigence
- Guidelines and Procedure for Indigency Verification Systems and Application to Continue to Retain Funds
- Guidelines for Determining Qualification of Applicants
- Application for Services in English
- Application for Services in English - print only
- Application for Services in Spanish - print only
- Application for services in Spanish (Word file)
- Dependant Supplement
- Dependant Supplement - print only
- Approval Form
- Approval Form- print only
- 2013 Poverty Guidelines