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February 19, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Public defense supervisor named for Mount Vernon, Burlington

Eileen Farley, director of the Northwest Defenders Division of the King County Department of Public Defense, has been selected to oversee indigent public defense for the cities of Mount Vernon and Burlington, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. The position of public defense supervisor was established by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik in December…

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October 2, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Seattle U. law school gets grant to improve public-defender system

An indigent-defense project at Seattle University School of Law and the Sixth Amendment Center in Boston will share a $450,000 grant from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to work on solutions to failings in the public-defense system nationwide. The two-year grant is part of Attorney General Eric Holder’s focus on addressing systemic problems in local and state-run…

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