FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE
Districts of South Dakota and North Dakota
We are dedicated to providing effective, quality legal representation to
indigent persons accused of federal crimes.
Goals of the Organization
will provide our clients with effective, quality legal services. We are
committed to excellence.
will zealously represent our clients' interests with courage, devotion,
and uncompromised advocacy according to the law and to the utmost of our
learning and ability.
will respect the human worth and dignity of our clients, and will endeavor
to understand their cultural backgrounds.
will deal ethically with our clients, the courts, and all other
representatives of the criminal justice system.
will provide assistance to all attorneys who are appointed to represent
Office will provide an environment that enables its employees to provide
quality legal services.
Office will use efficiently its physical and human resources.
Office will provide equal opportunity to all employees and potential
Office's management will be effective and fiscally responsible. The Office
will be managed in accordance with generally accepted principles for
organizations of a similar size, scope and purpose, but only to the extent
that those principles do not interfere with the quality of our legal