The Office of the Public Defender has 83 authorized positions (including 19 part-time positions). The agency employs 48 attorneys (trial, GAL, and appellate), 18 legal assistants, 5 administrative assistants, 2 CT personnel, 3 fiscal personnel, 5 investigators, and one AWEC. In addition, the agency utilizes 27 part-time independent contractors. The FY09/FY10 budget is $24,167,077. The total appropriation for the Public Defender is 85 percent from state general funds and 15 percent from county augmenting revenues. The total appropriation for the GAL Program is from the state general funds.
In FY09, the State Public Defender was appointed to 13,389 cases including 70 appeals to the Wyoming Supreme Court.