PUBLIC DEFENDER- 3rd Judicial Circuit
Honorable Blair Payne, Public Defender
Serving Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor Counties
|Location:|| Columbia County Courthouse
173 NE Hernando Avenue, Suite 115
Lake City, FL 32055
The Public Defender protects the constitutional and statutory rights of all citizens through the effective legal representation of court appointed clients, pursuant to Chapter 27, Florida Statutes.
The Public Defender's goal is to provide quality representation to all appointees. Because "quality representation" cannot be defined or measured in wins and loses, this program is not necessarily conducive to performance measurement. The measures that have been developed are rather designed to determine the quality of work in other ways, i.e. frequency of client contact, time of case resolution, and attorney experience.
Columbia County strives to provide reasonable accommodations to help people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate on our website and in our public meetings.
If you find content on our website is not accessible, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in a public meeting, please contact our ADA Coordinator.
Please notify our ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the public meeting to allow time for reasonable accommodations.
Lisa Roberts, ADA Coordinator
P O Box 1529
Lake City, FL 32056-1529