Massachusetts Committee For Public Counsel Services’s New Bedford Office
The Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services’ New Bedford Trial Office Public Defender Division (PDD) in Bristol County is located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. With one Attorney-in-Charge, one Supervising Attorney, six Staff Attorneys, and one Social Service Advocate, the New Bedford Trial Office provides high-quality, client-centered legal representation to indigent persons accused of crimes and misdemeanor and felony cases. With a mission to fight for equal justice and human dignity by supporting clients in achieving legal and life goals, the Office zealously advocates for individuals’ rights and promotes just public policy to protect their rights. Courage, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence are some of the core values that the New Bedford office attorneys practice in their daily lives. In addition, the mission of the New Bedford PDD Office is to uphold the right to counsel guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) and other congressional mandates. Please visit their website for details about who qualifies for representation by the Public Defender’s Office and how and when you can apply.