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Forms & Reports


Application for Inclusion on Public Defense Roster – use this form to apply for inclusion on the Public Defense Roster.

Application for Inclusion on the Capital Defense Roster – use this form to apply for inclusion on the list of defending attorneys who are qualified to handle capital defense cases.

Application for Scholarship Funding – use this form to apply for non-PDC sponsored training programs

Application for Scholarship PDC Program – use this form if you are non-attorney staff and would like to attend a PDC sponsored training program

Local Share and Grant Calculation Form – use this form to calculate your county’s local share and eligible grant award

Annual Reporting Form – Contract Attorneys: Annual Reporting Form for Contract defending attorneys, including conflict attorneys

Annual Reporting Form – Institutional Offices; Annual Reporting Form for Indigent Defense Providers (Chief Public Defenders)

PDC Public Records Request Form – All requests for public records from the PDC must be submitted on this form per PDC Policy.

Extraordinary Litigation Fund – The ELF

The Public Defense Commission (PDC) is excited to announce the implementation of policies and procedures for defending attorneys to make application for monies for extraordinary litigation costs pursuant to Idaho Code §19-850(2)(e). The policy and application are now available for review and submission to the PDC.

Monies in the Extraordinary Litigation Fund (ELF) are available to the counties via their chosen Indigent Defense Provider who determines that a case requires extraordinary expenses that are likely to cause a financial hardship for the county within which they practice. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but are subject to the availability of funds. An ELF application should be submitted as soon as a defending attorney anticipates that costs will qualify as extraordinary under the policy.

The policy regarding ELF monies is that they are to be used for prospective costs only.

Before submitting an application, a defending attorney shall review the policy and procedures for the ELF.

ELF Policy – revised 6/20/18

ELF Application for Defending Attorneys – This form is to be used by public defenders seeking funds for extraordinary litigation costs that have not yet been incurred and the services have not yet been provided.

ELF Application for BOCC – This form is to be used by counties seeking reimbursement for extraordinary litigation costs associated with indigent defense cases

ELF Invoice Submission – This form is for service providers to submit their invoices to the PDC for payment of approved extraordinary litigation costs.

Reports and other Documents

2017 Workload Study Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

FY2017 PDC Briefing Sheet to the Governor

2017 PDC Brief Sheet