State public defenders facing deep cuts
Broadcast: Midmorning, 07/01/2008, 9:06 a.m.
Faced with a deficit of nearly $4 million, the state public defender's office is reducing staff by more than 70 lawyers. Public defenders say the result will be heavier caseloads for already overworked lawyers, trial delays, and overcrowded jails.
- Lisa Kloster: Dakota County public defender.
- John Stuart: state public defender.
- News Cut:A day in the life of a Minnesota public defender
- State of Minnesota Board of Public Defense
- Minnesota Lawyer Blog