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Public Advocacy Commission

Authority: KRS 31.015
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Description: The Public Advocacy Commission is made up of ten members, six whom are gubernatorial appointees. The commission is responsible for supervising the public advocate and assistance in ensuring the independence of the Department of Public Advocacy.
Composition: Commission shall consist of the following members: 2 members appointed by the Governor; 1 member appointed by the Governor who shall be a child advocate or a person w/ substantial experience in the representation of children; 2 members appointed by the KY Supreme Court; 3 members, who are licensed to practice law in KY and have substantial experience in the representation of persons accused of crime, appointed by the Governor from list of 3 names for each individual vacancy submitted by the KY Bar Assoc.; Dean, ex-officio, of each of the law schools in KY or their designees; 1 member appointed by the Governor from a list of 3 names submitted by the joint advisory boards of the Protection and Advocacy Division of the Dept of Public Advocacy. No member shall be a prosecutor, law enforcement official, or judge. Commission elects Chair.
Compensation: $100 per day and expenses
Meeting Schedule: Meet at least quarterly.
Number of Members: 12
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Department of Public Advocacy 100 Fair Oaks Lane, Suite 302
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502) 564-8006
Fax: (502) 564-7890


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Coleman, Crystal Rae Cole7/18/20147/15/2018Member; Representing members at-largeCalloway
English, Charles E. Jr.7/18/20147/15/2018Member; Representing the Kentucky Bar AssociationWarren
Ewald, Robert C.7/18/20147/15/2018Member; Representing the Kentucky Bar AssociationJefferson
Rosenberg, John M.7/18/20147/15/2018Member; Representing child advocatesFloyd
Brennen, David A.1/1/2009Ex-OfficioFayette
Duncan, Susan H.7/1/2012Ex-OfficioJefferson
Standen, Jeffrey A.3/22/2013Ex-OfficioCampbell
Powe, Janice8/14/20176/15/2021Member; Representing the Kentucky Protection and Advocacy Division of the Department of Public AdvocacyFranklin
Lambert, Joseph8/14/20176/15/2021Member; Representing the Kentucky Bar AssociationFayette
Haynes, Kenneth "Gregory"8/14/20176/15/2021Member; Representing members at-large
Preston, Damon Lloyd9/16/20179/15/2021MemberScott

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