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Court orders probation for public defender

The Missouri Supreme Court building in Jefferson City. Photo By: KAREN ELSHOUT

The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered one year of probation with a stayed suspension for a Missouri public defender accused of failing to diligently represent some of his clients. Karl Hinkebein, an attorney with the public defender’s post-conviction relief division ...

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Court seems split on overworked defender’s case

The Missouri Supreme Court building in Jefferson City. File Photo

Members of the Missouri Supreme Court appeared torn on Thursday over whether taking a public defender’s excessive caseload into account in a disciplinary case would create a “slippery slope.” Karl Hinkebein, an attorney with the public defender’s post-conviction relief division ...

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