The Colorado Public Defender’s Office is a statewide agency comprised of 21 regional trial offices, one appellate division, and a central administrative office.  Each office has a managing attorney who is appointed by the State Public Defender.  For the current fiscal year, the Office is appropriated a total of 872 FTE of which 526 are attorneys.

Employees of the Office of the State Public Defender are not subject to the Colorado State or Colorado Judicial Branch’s personnel system.  All attorneys serve at the pleasure of the State Public Defender and cannot otherwise engage in the practice of law.  All other public defender employees are subject to the agency’s personnel rules.

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The Office of the Colorado State Public Defender is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,
ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, political
affiliation or religion; nor does it discriminate against a qualified
applicant or employee with a disability capable of performing the duties
of his or her position.