How many cases does the Public Defender Commission recommend as the maximum an attorney should accept?

Published 03/19/2015 03:07 PM   |    Updated 03/19/2015 03:07 PM
How many cases does the Public Defender Commission recommend as the maximum an attorney should accept?

For an attorney accepting appointments in a county that receives reimbursement from the Public Defense Fund, the Public Defender Commission sets the maximum number of appointments in a 12-month period that an attorney may accept and remain in compliance with the Commission's Standards. Standard J lists the maximum number of assignments for full-time and part-time attorneys.

A participating county must have all attorneys who accept public defense appointments in compliance with Standard J to remain eligible to receive reimbursements from the Public Defense Fund. See Standards for Indigent Defense Services in Non-Capital Cases at http://courts.in.gov/pdc/files/indigent-defense-non-cap.pdf.
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