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The Public Defender Resource Center is available to Illinois Public Defenders, Appellate Defenders and private attorneys who accept Illinois criminal cases on an appointment basis. Panel attorneys for the Office of the State Appellate Defender and retired Appellate or Public Defenders who are not practicing or who are IPDA officers/board member are also eligible.  We regret that we cannot extend access to persons who do not meet these requirements.

Resources included

  • File Share

  • Experts Database

  • Training Materials

  • Training Calendar

  • Illinois Public Defender Discussion Group
    An email-based group that allows members to discuss current issues and obtain news of interest to criminal defense attorneys.  Members of PD Resource Center are required to subscribe to in order to receive email alerts for new content.



Complete Sign Up.  You will receive confirmation by email when your request has been approved.  

How to Access the PD Resource Center video provides an overview of registration process:
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