Missouri Sued Over Low Funding for Public Defender SystemIt would take another $20 million per year and more than 300 additional lawyers for the state's public defender system to provide ``minimally adequate representation to indigent defendants,'' according to the lawsuit.
Missouri Public Defenders Seek More Money from LawmakersThis year's budget included a $4.5 million increase for the public defenders system.
Audit Focuses On Missouri Public Defender CaseloadsAuditor Tom Schweich said Wednesday the public defender system's methods would tend to overstate the workload.

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