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a lawyer who represents indigent defendants at public expense

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4) In addition to New Orleans, public defenders in Nashville, Tennessee, (5) and Hobbs, New Mexico, (6) have recently begun refusing new cases because of excessive caseloads.
Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, was named the recipient of the Florida Public Defender Association's 2014 L.
And public defenders do not have the authority to create collections courts; only the judiciary and local court administrators can create them.
10) When circuit court judges began rejecting public defenders' attempts to employ the regulations, several different public defenders and the Commission sued to enjoin enforcement of the trial courts' orders.
He even praised public defenders for avoiding "the tricks and methods used by some criminal attorneys" and instead representing their clients "properly" and "honestly.
Journalist Kevin Davis' book Defending the Damned: Inside Chicago's Cook County Public Defender's Office should make readers reconsider the contempt routinely heaped on public defenders.
Like the prosecutors they face in court, public defenders aren't in the legal profession to get rich.
I don't mean to be tunnel-visioned," Public Defender Ken Clayman said recently.
But Mr Preston, who has practised as a solicitor for 15 years in the Midlands, said the public defenders would have the resources to ensure a top-quality service.
An attorney with a county public defenders officer moved to proceed as next friend to stay the execution of a prisoner who had declined to seek federal habeas corpus relief and refused to be represented by an attorney in doing so.
Available to law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, public defenders, jail administrators, court officials, correctional officers, probation and parole officers, and associated agencies, the technical assistance activities, services, and products help these entities determine system needs, establish system requirements, and design or procure cost-effective, integrated information and workload management systems.
The public-defender office was assailed by rightwingers in the Legislature who fail to see a need for state public defenders in the first place," he says.
She is a past president of the Black Public Defenders Association.
Most state attorneys and public defenders, according to the information compiled by their respective associations for the authority, are seeking an extension of the October 1 deadline because they or their local clerks are not ready to do "batch" filings.