We provide vigorous and high quality representation to indigent defendants in Minnesota state courts.
We foster and promote the high standards and ideals engendered by the Bill of Rights and the Minnesota Constitution.
We ensure that justice in Minnesota state courts is administered to all persons on a fair and equal basis, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance.
We work with the court system to improve access to justice.
We help the legislature and concerned citizens to develop appropriate strategies to prevent crime.
We work with the policy makers to develop rational, humane, community based responses to crime.
We advance the effectiveness of Minnesota's legal system through excellence in legal scholarship and through ongoing education and training of the criminal defense bar.
Our mission is to provide quality criminal and juvenile legal defense services to indigent clients through a cost effective, independent, responsible and efficient public defender system.