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Attorneys :  Public Defenders – Excessive Caseload – Hearing

Where public defenders challenged a presiding judge’s denial of a request for relief from allegedly excessive caseloads, the presiding judge erred by not holding a hearing on the record, which was necessary for appellate review, so the judgment is reversed and remanded for a new hearing.
Judgment is reversed and remanded.

Petsch v. Jackson County Prosecuting Attorneys Office (MLW No. 71807/Case No. WD81536 – 14 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Hardwick, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Jackson County, Torrence, J. (Daniel M. Nelson and Terrence M. Messonnier, Kansas City, Missouri, for respondent) (John C. Aisenbrey and Jessica L. Pixler, Kansas City, Missouri, for appellant).

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