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Mission Values Goals


The goals of the Office of the Territorial Public Defender are to:

  • Recruit and retain attorneys and support staff that will provide high-quality legal representation for each client;
  • Maintain reasonable caseload levels for staff attorneys;
  • Provide all resources and ancillary services necessary to represent the clients of the Office;
  • Provide continuing training for all staff;
  • Maintain political and professional independence of the Office;
  • Maintain a professional work environment;
  • Provide creative representation;
  • Provide visionary management;
  • Provide full-service representation;
  • Maintain adequate and stable funding.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Territorial Public Defender's Office to provide each client with high quality legal representation, which is good as or better than that provided by the best of the private bar.