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Area public defenders talk about the ups, downs the jobPublic defender lambastes judicial ruling to not fix flawed court softwareSuarez files appeal; gets public defenderIdaho Supreme Court reinstates ACLU lawsuit challenging public defense systemArkansas public defenders want probe into executionsIdaho high court revives lawsuit over faulty public defenseSC places public attorneys' pay at par with prosecutors'SC places public attorneys' pay at par with prosecutorsMayor Murray's Public Safety Adviser Is Running Against City ...Are public defenders overworked, underpaid?Are public defenders overworked, underpaid?New Orleans prosecutors end use of controversial 'DA subpoenas ...Case against Naples town attorney ongoingPublic defender asks for all charges to be dropped in San Francisco PD shooting of Sean MoorePasztor's attorney, prosecutor argue to seal records | Local News ...

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Public Defender Director Not Hopeful Budget Boost Will Last
OzarksFirst.comApril 6, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House has given initial approval to restoring about $6 million in the Attorney General's budget after a House committee stripped out the money last week and moved the funding into the state Public Defender System's ...more »

Task force weighs in on poor defendants in criminal justice system
Chattanooga Times Free PressApril 12, 2017

There aren't enough resources for overworked public defenders, dollars for expert witnesses, or streamlined data on local justice systems, an indigency task force appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court has found. The task force held nine public ...more »

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Area public defenders talk about the ups, downs the job
Martinsburg JournalApril 30, 2017

Although Speaker is one of the attorneys to handle felony cases, he said misdemeanor cases are more prevalent and have their own system for assignment. He believes misdemeanor defenders are assigned specific magistrates, and any case assigned to ...more »

Public defender lambastes judicial ruling to not fix flawed court software
Ars TechnicaApril 29, 2017

The public defender's office in Alameda County, California, has recently appealed a local judge's recent rejection of its demands to fix an upgraded court software. That software led to the unconstitutional and erroneous jailing of some of its clients.more »

Suarez files appeal; gets public defender
KeysNews.com (registration)April 29, 2017

Suarez files appeal; gets public defender. BY ADAM LINHARDT Citizen Staff alinhardt@keysnews.com. The 26-year-old Stock Island man sentenced to life in prison last week for attempting to blow up a backpack bomb on a Key West beach formally filed his ...more »

Idaho Supreme Court reinstates ACLU lawsuit challenging public defense system
The Spokesman-ReviewApril 28, 2017

Idaho delegates the responsibility to pay for and provide public defenders to county governments. That has resulted in a patchwork system of public defenders, with high caseloads, little funding and no set standards or policies across the state ...more »

Arkansas public defenders want probe into executions
USA TODAYApril 28, 2017

Public defenders in Little Rock are calling for an investigation into the four recent executions after reports that Thursday night's lethal injection of condemned killer Kenneth Williams was irregular. "Media witnesses say that Mr. Williams lurched ...more »

Idaho high court revives lawsuit over faulty public defense
Washington TimesApril 28, 2017

Idaho delegates the responsibility to pay for and provide public defenders to county governments. That has resulted in a patchwork system of public defenders, with high caseloads, little funding and no set standards or policies across the state ...more »

SC places public attorneys' pay at par with prosecutors'
The Manila TimesApril 28, 2017

PUBLIC Attorney's Office (PAO) Chief Atty. Persida Rueda-Acosta lauded Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno and all the associate justices for empowering her agency by giving its chief and lawyers the special rank of and salary enjoyed by a Department of ...more »

SC places public attorneys' pay at par with prosecutors
The Manila TimesApril 28, 2017

PUBLIC Attorney's Office (PAO) Chief Atty. Persida Rueda-Acosta lauded Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno and all the associate justices for empowering her agency by giving its chief and lawyers the special rank of and salary enjoyed by a Department of ...more »

Mayor Murray's Public Safety Adviser Is Running Against City ...
TheStranger.comApril 27, 2017

As public safety adviser, Scott Lindsay has overseen efforts on police reform and homelessness. courtesy of campaign. Well, another local political race that ...more »

Are public defenders overworked, underpaid?
The Spokesman-ReviewApril 27, 2017

The Idaho State Public Defense Commission asked Idaho public defenders to track their hours starting this past Monday for 12 weeks as part of a workload study so the commission can determine a state workload standard to prevent overworked attorneys.more »

Are public defenders overworked, underpaid?
Moscow-Pullman Daily NewsApril 27, 2017

The Idaho State Public Defense Commission asked Idaho public defenders to track their hours starting this past Monday for 12 weeks as part of a workload study so the commission can determine a state workload standard to prevent overworked attorneys.more »

New Orleans prosecutors end use of controversial 'DA subpoenas ...
The AdvocateApril 27, 2017

For years, the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office has taken a stern approach to skittish witnesses, warning in written notices with the word "subpoena" at the ...more »

Case against Naples town attorney ongoing
MPNnow.comApril 27, 2017

NAPLES — The case involving Naples Town Attorney Edward Brockman, accused of inappropriately touching an 18-year-old client at his public defender office in Penn Yan, remains ongoing. Brockman was charged in November with forcible touching and ...more »

Public defender asks for all charges to be dropped in San Francisco PD shooting of Sean Moore
KGO-TVApril 27, 2017

Public defender Jeff Adachi is asking San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon to drop all charges against a man who was shot and seriously wounded by police inside his own home. (KGO-TV). KGO. By Vic Lee. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 06:17PM.more »

Pasztor's attorney, prosecutor argue to seal records | Local News ...
Goshen NewsApril 26, 2017

GOSHEN — It could be several more weeks before a local judge issues his decision about whether Amber Pasztor's court records should remain sealed or stay ...more »

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