May 21, 2008

MN: penny wise, pound foolish

From Minnesota Lawyer Blog:

Public defenders face losing 61 more lawyers

The public defenders in Minnesota have been hit hard by the Legislature which cut their budget by $1.5 million dollars for FY 2009. It looks as if a serious number of attorneys will lose their jobs...

See also KSTP:

15 percent of state's public defenders may be laid off

and the Star-Tribune:

Public defenders are put on list of proposed budget cuts - Financial woes and a tough economy could mean layoffs for more than 60; all 87 counties would be affected

And light a candle for our friend Accident Prone.