Category Archives: public defenders

Plan to Cut Public Defenders Could Leave Hundreds without Lawyers

(APN) ATLANTA — At least 1,850 indigent, or low-income, defendants in Fulton and DeKalb Counties could be without legal representation at the end of July if a plan to purge an Atlanta public defender’s office moves forward. Mack Crawford, director of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council (GPDSC), a statewide organization that provides oversight and financing for indigent defense, announced […]

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Public Defender Faints at Council Meeting after Willis Interrogation

(APN) ATLANTA — Rosalie Joy, Interim Director of the Office of the Public Defender of the City of Atlanta, fainted while being questioned by Councilman Lamar Willis (Post 3-at-large) at a meeting of the Public Safety/Legal Administration Committee of the City Council, on Tuesday, May 01, 2012. Willis falsely accused her of not answering his question, of being deceptive, and […]

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