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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 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)

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. *UPDATE* The Application and Policy have been updated to reflect the passage of SB 1119, which exempts the application and related documents from public records requests.

ELF Policy – Updated 6/22/17

ELF Application

FY2018 Indigent Defense Grant Application and Materials – Due May 1, 2017

FY2018 IDG Application Overview

FY2018 IDG Application (fillable PDF) use this form to apply for an Indigent Defense Grant if entering information electronically. This form is due May 1, 2017.

FY2018 IDG Application (non-fillable PDF) – use this form to apply for an Indigent Defense Grant if entering information by hand. This form is due May 1, 2017.

FY2018 Compliance Checklist REQUIRED- use this form to analyze your counties compliance with Indigent Defense Standards. This checklist will be required as part of an FY2018 IDG application.

FY2018 IDG Application Instructions

IDAPA 61.01.07 – Rules Governing Standards Related to Defending Attorneys That Utilize Idaho’s Principles of an Indigent Defense Delivery System

Idaho’s Principles of an Indigent Defense Delivery System – edition 2016

Standards for Defending Attorneys, edition 2016

IDAPA 61.01.04 – Rules Governing Procedures and Forms for the Application and Disbursement of Indigent Defense Grants *This a temporary rule with an effective date of March 3, 2017.*

FY2018 Grant Agreement Form – Counties approved for an IDG award must submit this form by September 1, 2017 in order to receive their IDG on or around October 1, 2017.

Reports and other Documents

2016 Annual Report

FY2017 PDC Briefing Sheet to the Governor

2017 PDC Brief Sheet