Independent Defender Program (IDP)

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Click here to access the misdemeanor duty day calendar.

Names highlighted in yellow are confirmed reassignments.

Click here to access the IDP Panel Roster.

NEW: IDP Office Contacts.

IDP Panel Members: Click here to log in.

What is the Independent Defender Program?

The Los Angeles County Bar Association began operating the Independent Defender Program (formerly Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments) for the Central District of Los Angeles County in January 1986. On August 16, 1994, in accordance with Penal Code Section 987.2(d), the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved a county-wide contract expanding IDP. The Program currently provides private attorneys to represent indigent criminal defendants in the Los Angeles County Superior Courts when the Public Defender (PD) and the Alternative Public Defender (APD) are unavailable or have a conflict.