In 1979, the Public Defender statute (section 21-1-101, C.R.S.) was amended to create a Public Defender Commission. The Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court now appoints Colorado citizens to serve on this commission, which consists of 3 attorneys and 2 lay persons. The Commission is balanced politically and geographically.
The current members of the Public Defender Commission are:
|Ty Gee||Attorney||Denver, CO|
|Hollynd Hoskins||Attorney||Denver, CO|
|Terry Jacobsen||Lay Representative||Glenwood Springs, CO|
|David Kaplan||Attorney||Denver, CO|
|Fran Simon||Lay Representative||Denver, CO|
Douglas K. Wilson was appointed as the Colorado State Public Defender, effective November 1, 2006.