Wisconsin's low compensation rate for private attorneys has contributed to the shortage of lawyers willing to represent people who can't afford a private attorney, according to state officials.Read More »
If nothing else, the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” has put a spotlight on an unsettling practice that Julius Kim and other defense lawyers see all the time: The admission into evidence of statements gathered in coercive interrogations.
Tagged with: Brendan Dassey defense attorneys Eric Johnson Gimbel Reilly Guerin & Brown interrogation techniques Julius Kim Making a Murderer Prosecutors Randy Kraft Ray Dall'Osto Steven Avery Wisconsin State Public DefenderRead More »
The Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office’s difficulty finding capable lawyers hit home for John Birdsall in 2005 when he was the sixth attorney to defend a child pornography case.Read More »
An update of outdated eligibility standards to qualify for a Wisconsin State Public Defender is one step closer to becoming a reality. Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-13 budget proposal allocates about $10 million to support additional staff attorneys needed to accommodate ...Read More »