About Us

Mission & Goals


The mission of the Lancaster County Public Defender's Office is to provide high quality legal services for indigent clients and to advocate zealously on behalf of each individual client.


  • Recruit and retain attorneys and support staff who will provide high quality legal representation for each client
  • Maintain reasonable caseload levels for staff attorneys
  • Provide all resources and ancillary services necessary to represent the clients of the office
  • Provide continuing training for all staff
  • Maintain political and professional independence for the office
  • Maintain a professional work environment
  • Provide creative representation
  • Provide visionary management
  • Provide full-service representation
  • Maintain adequate and stable funding