A planned letter will ask lawmakers for special session to raise lawyer pay to $150 an hour amid record attorney shortage.
Crime & Justice
Kennebec County memo shows investigator monitored calls a man made to his lawyer in April 2022.
Strip searches and face-to-face meetings among the policies also being reviewed by new legislative committee.
Gubernatorial candidates Janet Mills and Paul LePage chart different paths to improve indigent defense.
Lawmakers are asked to double state spending on poor, criminal defendants.
Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia had higher reporting rates than Maine of its law enforcement data to the FBI.
Bobby Nightingale faces a possible sentence of up to life in prison.
Justices invite amicus briefs on the “proper test” Maine should use to determine speedy trial violations.
Bobby Nightingale’s trial is scheduled to begin on August 15 in Caribou.
Like Maine, New Hampshire in ‘unprecedented crisis’ with number of cases pending without an attorney
Few Maine lawyers have offered to help tackle the backlog amid high caseloads and lower pay.
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