Public Defender overwork http://mtpr.org en Raises and increased staff not enough to stop case overload for public defenders http://mtpr.org/post/raises-and-increased-staff-not-enough-stop-case-overload-public-defenders <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state’s Chief Public Defender says workloads for public defense attorneys have improved due to financial help from the Montana Legislature. However, Bill Hooks said his office still needs more help.</span></p><p>The 2013 Legislature gave the public defender’s office *$1.2 million in new money for employee raises, which Hooks said has been very helpful.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:49:30 +0000 Dan Boyce 11867 at http://mtpr.org Raises and increased staff not enough to stop case overload for public defenders