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    State Bar CLE offers a free seminar to attorneys who sign up for public defender appointments and take five cases. The effort assists the State Public Defender's Office in meeting the ever-increasing need for additional private appointment attorneys.


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    Vol. 81, No. 9, September 2008

    Free State Bar CLE seminar for public defender appointments

    State Bar CLE offers a free seminar to attorneys who sign up for public defender appointments and take five cases. The effort assists the State Public Defender's Office in meeting the ever-increasing need for additional private appointment attorneys.

    "The ability of criminal defendants to obtain legal representation goes to the very core of our justice system," says Bill Connors, State Bar CLE director. "Since its inception in late 2004, the program has generated 313 new or renewed attorney sign-ups with the State Public Defender, resulting in approximately 1,600 appointed cases. We are proud to be part of this effort."

    Attorneys eligible for the program must be new to the private bar appointment list or not have taken a case from the Public Defender's Office in at least two years. To sign up for the program, contact attorney Deborah M. Smith at (608) 261-8856.




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