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City Plans to Re-Hire Public Defense Firm, May Take Over Indigent Legal Services

A council committee will vote this week to re-hire The Defender Association, a nonprofit that represents indigent defendants, but could soon move public defense services inside the city itself, rather than contracting those services out.

12/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Council Could Restore Funding for Controversial Public Defender

City council member Nick Licata has a proposal that could keep a sometimes-controversial public-defense firm on the city payroll.

06/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett