Month: July 2023

Oregon passes sweeping indigent defense reforms

Pleading the Sixth: On July 13, 2023, Governor Tina Kotek signed sweeping legislation into law that overhauls right to counsel services in Oregon. The new law adopts many of 6AC’s recommendations from its 2019 study: it abolishes flat fee contracting

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New Jersey abolishes public defender reimbursement fees in felony cases

Pleading the Sixth: A recent change in state law means that indigent felony defendants in New Jersey will no longer have to pay public defender reimbursement fees; and any outstanding public defender reimbursement fees, liens, or warrants are forgiven. New

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