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Here is the public defense news April 11-18:

NACDL is calling for nominations for the 2019 The Champion of Public Defense Award. This award recognizes an individual or group for exceptional efforts in making positive changes to a local, county, state, or federal public defense system. Nominations are due June 10, 2019Nominate or find out more HERE.

Louisiana Supreme Court vacates lower court rulings on constitutionality of DeSoto DA agreement (on PD funding)

Public defenders: ‘Pay now or pay later’


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