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In the United States, disabled individuals are over-represented as both victims of crime and as those accused of crimes compared with their non-disabled counterparts. This overrepresentation is even higher for […]
For a fourth, full consecutive year, IDS and the Mecklenburg Public Defender’s Office are offering free, regular continuing education to criminal defense and parent attorneys, investigators, and mitigation specialists across […]
North Carolina to open public defender offices in eight judicial districts, to help improve the delivery of public defense in 22 additional counties RALEIGH—The North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense […]
Niccoya ‘Nicky’ Dobson was appointed as the Inaugural Chief Public Defender to the newly created Defender District 5 serving Duplin, Jones, and Sampson counties. She was sworn in by the […]
Tonza D. Ruffin was sworn in as the inaugural Chief Public Defender for the new Defender District 7 on Monday, January 1, at the Northampton County Courthouse. The Honorable Judge […]
Randolph Marshall Lee was sworn in on January 2, 2024, as the inaugural Chief Public Defender for the new 30th Defender District. The Honorable Jonathan W. Perry, Senior Resident Superior […]