Nathaniel Seth Levy announced he would depart from Maine’s budding public defender project last Friday.
Crime & Justice
The director of indigent legal services cautions that five people are not enough to solve the systemic problems.
Gov. Mills includes additional $17 million for public defenders and contracted lawyers in budget proposal
An additional 10 public defenders and tiered hourly wages for contracted counsel included in state budget plan
Jail recordings of attorney-client phone calls and defense lawyer shortages are among the top concerns.
Friends of a Milbridge man who died in 2018 had sought help since then to get eight $10,000 gifts distributed.
Rep. Jeff Evangelos alleges in letter that Maine’s attorney general has blocked reforms as court system collapses.
Maine courts need 280 additional full-time defense lawyers to manage caseload of state’s poor, official says.
The state’s chief judge for superior courts says courts are unable to find a defense lawyer with “disturbing frequency” for the state’s poor.
Mills seeks to attract new lawyers and increase law firm participation. LePage would rather transition to county public defenders.
Donald F. Brown was sanctioned for misrepresentations to state and sexual relationship with a client.
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