Tag: contracts

Missouri Bar weighs in on workload crisis as the legislature debates privatizing much of the public defender’s work

Pleading the Sixth: A new bill introduced in the Missouri legislature would resolve the public defender caseload crisis by restricting the state public defender to representation in only serious felony cases while privatizing services for all other case-types through low-bid

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Florida institutes a “dangerous game of chance” in conflict representation

Pleading the Sixth: A new Florida statute allows judges to limit compensation for private attorneys handling conflict indigent defense cases.  A June 2012 Florida Innocence Commission report says the law “invites ineffective assistance of counsel and wrongful convictions.”  As some

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