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Criminal Defense Lawyers Sue State’s Public Defender Board Over Lack of Public Defenders

  • Birdsall Obear

The Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) joined defense attorneys in filing a class action lawsuit against the state over the lack of public defenders and timely trials for indigent defendants.

It names Governor Tony Evers and the state public defender’s board as defendants. And it’s calling for the state to either increase public defender staffing, or dismiss criminal charges for people waiting long delays for representation.


Informative audio interview with Attorneys John Birdsall and Hank Schultz with Nate Wegehaupt at WORT Community Radio. Full article and link to audio also here: