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  • Minnesota State Public Defense
    331 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2233
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Service:State Public Defender
Agency: Minnesota State Public Defense
Location:331 2nd Ave S, Ste 900, Minneapolis, MN, 55401-2233 Map
Phone: (612) 349-2565

Service Description

The State Public Defender is responsible for supervising the trial court chief district public defenders and the appellate office, which is under the direction of the deputy state public defender. The duties of the State Public Defender include implementing the standards and policies that the Board has adopted and providing training for all public defenders in the state.

By statute, the State Public Defender appoints the chief administrator to the Board.

The Minnesota State Public Defender's mission is to provide quality criminal defense services to indigent defendants through a cost effective and efficient public defender system. The State Public Defender works with district chief public defenders and appeals offices throughout the state to supervise public defense, and is also very involved in legislative advocacy for public defender clients and the state defense system.

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Area Served

State of Minnesota




Telephone types, numbers and hours

Main (612) 349 - 2565Business Hours
FAX (612) 349 - 2568

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Statewide TTY Number

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