December 08, 2007

TX: the idiot's guide to creating a public defenders office

From the Terrell Tribune:

Just a year old, Kaufman County PD's office serves as a model for others around state

A year ago when Andrew Jordan was appointed as Kaufman County's first public defender, he had no staff, no desk and a daunting charge from commissioners... “I really thought when I agreed to accept the position that somewhere there was ‘The Idiot's Guide to Creating a Public Defender's Office,' ” Jordan said. “That book doesn't exist so, to that extent, it was overwhelming trying to start from scratch...”

Via I Was The State.