Tag: Public Defense

7
Aug

End of Session Report

Click on the image to download the full 2017 End of Session Report prepared by WSAC Staff. And now, we can finally and officially, Sine Die. Clocking in at 195 days, the 2017 legislative session topped all previous records for the longest in duration. The “session” was actually composed of one regular 105 day session, and three 30 day special
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5
Jan

2017 Legislative Session – Public Defense

Increased Funding for Trial Court Public Defense The state’s financial contribution to the constitutional right for effective and adequate legal representation can only be described as wholly inadequate. Despite the legislature’s continued recognition of the state’s obligation that “effective legal representation must be provided for indigent persons…consistent with the constitutional requirements of fairness, equal protection, and due process,” our state
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