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a lawyer who represents indigent defendants at public expense

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Fourteen of the 20 state attorneys requested a delay in meeting the deadline, as did 14 public defenders.
And public defenders do not have the authority to create collections courts; only the judiciary and local court administrators can create them.
This is the first year that BJA awarded this funding to each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia to provide loan repayment assistance for federal and state public defenders and state and local prosecutors who agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years.
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.
Marion Moorman, one of twenty elected public defenders in Florida.
This Note seeks to determine a fair, coherent, and realistic negligence(3) standard governing criminal malpractice(4) suits against public defenders.
She is a past president of the Black Public Defenders Association.
The result is "Gideon's Army," a gripping inside look at the criminal justice system from the perspective of three young public defenders in the South.
While public defenders are persistent in seeking increased funding, they are lax in making sure clients are really indigent or in seeking and collecting fees from clients.
The median entry-level salary for assistant public defenders ranged from $42,000 to $45,000 in county-based public defender offices and from $46,000 to $58,000 in state-based programs.
That could change this year, with state revenues surging upward and lobbyists for the public defenders and the Oregon State Bar teaming up to push hard for $29 million in additional funding for public defenders who handle about 165,000 cases annually.