Public Defender’s Office


Emergency Judicial Order Dated April 1, 2020

in accord with the Order of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dated April 1, 2020 extending the declaration of the Judicial Emergency through April 30, 2020, it is hereby ordered and decreed that, the Judicial Emergency declared in the 45th Judicial District of Pennsylvania shall continue to exist through April 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis


Emergency Judicial Order Dated March 16, 2020

in accord with the Order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania authorizing this Court to declare a Judicial Emergency in the 45th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, I do hereby declare that a Judicial Emergency exists in this Judicial District and shall continue to exist until April 14, 2020 on account of COVID-19


The Lackawanna County Public Defender’s Office represents those adult individuals who have been charged with a criminal offense and are determined to be indigent.

If you cannot afford an attorney, you may obtain an Application for Legal Representation at the Public Defender’s Office. You must provide proof of income and any papers that you may have pertaining to your charge. If you are eligible, you will be provided with representation by the Public Defender’s Office free of charge.

If you are in prison, you may obtain an Application for Legal Representation from your counselor. The completed Application will be delivered to the Public Defender’s Office and you will be notified of your eligibility.

The Public Defender’s Office is located on the first floor of the Lackawanna County Courthouse, 200 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503.


Resources and Links


 Application for Public Defender


Administrative Contacts


Phone: 570-963-6761
Fax: 570-963-6338
E-mail:


Location


Lackawanna County Courthouse
200 N. Washington Avenue
1st floor
Scranton, PA 18503

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