Our membership is restricted by statute to all public defenders, contractual pauper counsel, and other court appointed attorneys pursuant to a uniform system of periodic appointments or on the list maintained by the Public Defender Commission of attorneys qualified to be appointed in a capital case.. If you meet the definition, you are automatically a member of the Council. To be added to our membership, complete this form and mail/fax it to the Council. If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Coordinator in our office.