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 889 FTE of which 535 are attorneys.

Employees of the Office of the State Public Defender are not subject to the Colorado State or Colorado Judicial Branch personnel systems.  All employees are at-will. Attorneys working for the State Public Defender cannot otherwise engage in the practice of law.

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The Office of the Colorado State Public Defender provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or other protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.