Southern Ute Tribal Seal

Public Defender

Mission Statement

Quality legal representation for all criminal defendants, regardless of economic status or ability to pay, is essential to a fair and effective justice system. It is the mission of the Southern Ute Public Defender to provide quality, ethical legal representation for criminal defendants to ensure the equitable administration of justice and fair treatment of those committing crimes.

The Public Defender’s office takes part in a number of programs for the benefit of tribal members. The division’s primary endeavor is to represent individuals charged with criminal offenses in the Southern Ute Tribal Court.