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McLean County:
115 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Public Defender
Carla Barnes
Carla Barnes
Public Defender

104 W. Front St.
Room 603
Bloomington, IL  61701

Ph: (309) 888-5235

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Office of the Public Defender provides attorneys to indigent clients in the courts of McLean County as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the Illinois Constitution, and Illinois law.

Providing Representation for the Accused
Representation by the public defender begins only after the accused person requests the appointment of counsel and the person provides proof of indigence to a court screening officer.

The court then, by written order, directs the public defender to represent the indigent person. The public defender is also charged, when appointed, with the representation of any indigent party in juvenile proceedings and some mental health proceedings.