Seattle – Contract public defenders suing Seattle

Seattle – Contract public defenders suing Seattle The Defender Association, a King County public-defense firm, takes the city of Seattle and another public-defense firm to court over the city’s decision to end its municipal-court contract. By Jennifer Sullivan – Seattle Times staff reporter A nonprofit association of public-defense attorneys has temporarily blocked the Seattle City Council from ending its 40 years of contracting with the firm the best way they know how — by going to court. The Defender Association staved off the immediate loss of a $1.3 million annual contract by suing the city of Seattle as well as the public-defense agency the city picked for the work and another defense-attorney firm that was also vying for the contract. [Full story: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2015388283_defensecosts22m.html ]

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Seattle – Contract public defenders suing Seattle