What is the job of a public defender?

Answer A public defender is a lawyer assigned by the government to represent people who cannot afford their own lawyer. Public defenders are used at all court levels and are a right guaranteed to all peop... Read More »

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What is the starting salary for a public defender?

The average starting salary for a public defender is about $47,235 per year, according to the results of a nationwide salary survey conducted in 2008 by NALP---the Association for Legal Career Prof... Read More »

What is the difference between a district attorney&a public defender?

If you are ever accused of committing a crime or have a crime committed against you, you need to know where you can seek assistance. A district attorney can seek justice for you, while a public de... Read More »

Public Defender Act?

First made effective on Jan. 1, 1969, the Public Defender Act is not only designed to protect those who can't afford legal counsel but also to provide guidelines for public defenders, according to ... Read More »

How do i request a new public defender?

Review your current public defender’s experience and qualifications. Ask the public defender if she has represented previous clients accused of similar crimes. Inquire about possible strategies s... Read More »