Members of the public have reported receiving calls, reportedly from the Judicial Branch of the Public Defender’s office, indicating that their loved one is in jail and they need to immediately send cash or provide a credit card number for bail. These calls are scams, so please do not send cash or provide your credit card number or any other personal information. A public defender would never call and ask for money or credit card information. If you receive such a call, contact the State Police in your state.

Division of Public Defender Services
Commission Meetings 2022

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Commission Members

Attorney Allison M. Near, Chair
Attorney G. Kenneth Bernhard
Attorney Ramona Mercado-Espinoza
Honorable Kevin S. Russo

Honorable William R, Dyson
Honorable Laura F. Baldini
Aimee C. Golbert, LCSW

Below is our currently scheduled Commission Meetings





October 5, 2021 Zoom October Agenda October Minutes
November 9, 2021 Zoom November Agenda November Minutes
December 7, 2021 Zoom December Agenda December Minutes

December 14, 2021(Special Session)

Zoom  Special Session Agenda  Special Session Minutes 
January 11, 2022 Zoom January Agenda January Minutes
February 1, 2022 Zoom February Agenda
February Minutes
February 8, 2022 (Special Session) Zoom Special Session Agenda Special Session Minutes 
March 1, 2022 Zoom March Agenda March Minutes
April 5, 2022 Zoom April Agenda  April Minutes
May 3, 2022 Zoom May Agenda  May Minutes
May 9, 2022 Zoom  May Special Meeting Agenda  May Special Meeting Minutes 
May 24, 2022 Zoom  May Special Meeting Agenda  May Special Meeting Minutes 
June 7, 2022 
Zoom June Agenda
June Minutes
July 12, 2022 Zoom July Agenda July Minutes
August 2, 2022
Hartford August Agenda August Minutes
September 13, 2022 Hartford September Agenda (Canceled) September Minutes(Canceled)
October 11, 2022 Hartford October Agenda October Minutes
November 1, 2022 Hartford November Agenda November Minutes
December 6, 2022 Hartford December Agenda December Minutes

Meeting Locations:

1.    Office of Chief Public Defender, 55 Farmington Ave, 8th Floor, Hartford, CT 06105

2.    Zoom – If a member of the public wants to attend, please contact Attorney John Day at for the Zoom link.

Meeting Time: 4:30pm