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50th year for an ‘American right’: Public defenders not always appreciated by public, those they defend

June 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Being a court-appointed, taxpayer-funded lawyer for criminal defendants can be a tough gig, said Ted Sandberg. But it’s better than it used to be in North Dakota and it actually serves justice, despite the dismal odds of winning a case or the love of the public, which pays for such defenders, he said. Continue Reading

FOTB: Stretching thin: Public defender helps out with Oil Patch caseload

September 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON Bob Martin borrows a quote from author J.R.R. Tolkien to describe his job as a public defender covering cases in the Oil Patch:
“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.” Continue Reading

FACES OF THE BOOM: Public defender feels stretched thin while helping with Oil Patch caseload

September 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Bob Martin borrows a quote from author J.R.R. Tolkien to describe his job as a public defender covering cases in the Oil Patch:
“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.” Continue Reading

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11 to Watch: Clay County public defender Joe Parise returns to Moorhead

December 26, 2010 in INFORUM

2011 brings smaller office, major murder case

Joe Parise was once used to taking a good deal of guff from a golfing buddy about his line of work. Continue Reading