Public Defense Advisory Committee

  • Held once annually
The Public Defense Advisory Committee has 5 members.

  • 1 Appointee of the Whatcom County Bar Association
  • 1 County Council member
  • 1 District Court Judge
  • 1 Non-lawyer appointed by the County Executive
  • 1 Superior Court Judge
Term Limit
  • Bar Association appointee and Executive appointee only
Term Length
  • 2 years
The Public Defense Advisory Committee shall advise the County Executive and County Council on matters regarding the defense of the indigent, and shall submit its observations of the public defender system to the Executive and the County Council not less than annually.