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Overworked Public Defenders

A Missouri appeals court reversed the denial of a public defender's office request for relief from excessive caseloads. While courts cannot review whether the public defender’s office has exceeded a caseload standard, it may consider whether individual public defender attorneys are unable to provide effective assistance of counsel due to caseload issues.

ST. LOUIS — A Missouri appeals court reversed the denial of a public defender's office request for relief from excessive caseloads. While courts cannot review whether the public defender’s office has exceeded a caseload standard, it may consider whether individual public defender attorneys are unable to provide effective assistance of counsel due to caseload issues.

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