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Probate court, public defenders teaming up to offer indigent service

$3,000 supplement part of agreement

Posted: Sunday, April 7, 2013 12:00 am

MONROE — At its monthly meeting, the board of commissioners approved a $3,000 supplement to clear the way for the Walton County Public Defender’s Office to provide indigent services for the probate court.

Previously the county hired outside attorneys at reduced rates to meet defense requests for those who can’t afford representation. Probate Judge Bruce Wright, who assumed office on January, brought the idea of keeping everything in-house before Chief Public Defender Anthony Carter and then to the commission.

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