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Judges dismissed from suit over public defender wait lists

Seven judges have been dismissed from a lawsuit over Missouri’s use of wait lists for public defenders. Judge William Hickle, presiding judge in the 25th Circuit, ruled Monday the judges were not necessary parties to the lawsuit, The Jefferson City ...

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Legal champion: Matthew Mueller, Missouri Public Defender System

Matthew Mueller

Matthew Mueller had been working for the Missouri State Public Defender System for four years when Michael Barrett, former director of the system, approached him with a vision. Barrett proposed that Mueller become bond counsel for the public defender system, ...

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Mermelstein named interim director for public defender system

The Missouri State Public Defender Commission has named Greg Mermelstein as interim director of the public defender system. Mermelstein, the agency’s deputy director and general counsel, replaces Michael Barrett, who announced his resignation in October to become the executive director ...

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