public defenders

Washington lawmakers begin to drop bills ahead of upcoming session

BY: and - December 4, 2023

Providing striking workers with unemployment checks. Protecting unspent gift card balances for consumers. Keeping the old name for a new state building. These are among the matters Washington lawmakers are teeing up for debate in the 2024 session. Legislators on Monday could begin pre-filing bills for introduction on the session’s first day, Jan. 8. To […]

After lawsuits, reports found Idaho’s public defense system was failing, a new office offers hope

BY: - November 20, 2023

This article was first published by the Idaho Capital Sun. After reports of overworked public defenders and years of lawsuits against the state claiming inadequate public defense for those in the criminal justice system, Idaho’s new state agency for public defense is in its early stages of formation to help. On Sept. 20, Idaho Gov. […]