July 27, 2008

MT: "a uniformity of quality from Ekalaka to Eureka"

From the Great Falls Tribune:

State's public defender overhaul earns Kudos

Two years after Montana overhauled its system for defending the poor in court — partly in response to an ACLU lawsuit — state officials and ACLU leaders say they've seen a major improvement. "I think Montana is actually viewed as a model nationwide for how reforms can be effected," said Robin Dahlberg, a senior staff attorney for the ACLU...