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Public Defenders Commission

310 W. Lakeside, Suite 400
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Mark A. Stanton, Chief Public Defender
Telephone: 216-443-7223
FAX: 216-443-3632 

The County Public Defender Commission shall appoint the County Public Defender. The Commission determines the qualifications and size of the supporting staff and facilities and other requirements needed to maintain and operate the office of the County Public Defender.

Appointing Authority     Length of Term
Cuyahoga County  3  4 years
Common Pleas Court   2  

Public Meetings:
Meetings are held at least quarterly and, at such other times as called by the Chairman or by request of the Public Defender. The meetings are held in the Public Defender's office.

O.R.C. 120.14