Mc Lean County Public Defenders Office 104 West Front Street Bloomington IL 61701 14.7 miles from Ellsworth 309-888-5147
Urbana Public Defenders Office 201 S Vine St Urbana IL 61802 35.6 miles from Ellsworth 217-373-0666
A public defender is an attorney who represents people who cannot afford to hire legal representation. Public defenders also represent juveniles, people facing civil commitment, and others who need legal advocacy but cannot afford an attorney. Public defenders are appointed by the court.
Public defenders keep records on their cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents. Some of these records are available to the public.