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Mission and Goals

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Territorial Public Defender’s Office to provide each client with high quality legal representation, which is good as or better than that provided by the best of the private bar.


The goals of the Office of the Territorial Public Defender are to:

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