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About the Commission

The Commission is a self-governing agency consisting of nine (9) members, pursuant to Idaho Code 19-849. No individual currently employed as a prosecuting attorney or current employee of a law enforcement agency may be a member of the Commission. Members are appointed and serve overlapping, staggered terms of 2 or 3 years. 

Chair Darrell Bolz
Juvenile Justice Commission

Angela Barkell, County Clerk
Idaho Association of Counties – Owyhee County

Justice Linda Copple Trout
Idaho Court System

Senator Jim Woodward
Idaho Senate

Vice-Chair Eric Fredericksen, Esq.
Idaho State Appellate Public Defender

Representative David M. Cannon
House of Representatives

Commissioner Dan Dinning
Idaho Association of Counties – Boundary County

Sean Walsh, Esq.
Defending Attorney – Defending Attorney, Kootenai County

Bylaws and Strategic Plan

The latest version of the Commission’s bylaws were approved September 26, 2018.

In fulfilling its mission, the Public Defense Commission has created and follows its Strategic Plan.

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