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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF SAINT LOUIS COUNTY STATE OF MISSOURI IN RE: MISSOURI STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER, Dist. 21, St. Louis County Trial Office Cause No. 18SL-CC00129 Motion to implement a wait list of indigent defendants pursuant to RSMO 600.063 Comes now, Stephen Reynolds, District Defender of the St. Louis Trial Office of the Missouri State Public Defender (“Dist. 21 MSPD”), and requests this Court to implement a wait list of defendants who qualify for public defender services. RSMO 600.063.3(5) (West 2019). Dist. 21 MSPD makes this motion at this time for three reasons. First, in March…Read More
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS STATE OF MISSOURI IN RE: MISSOURI STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER, District 21, St. Louis County Trial Office FILED DEC. 05, 2019 JOAN M. GILMER CIRCUIT CLERK, ST. LOUIS COUNTY Cause No. 18SL-CC00129 Div. 19 COURT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO ESTABLISH AN INDIGENT DEFENDANTS’ WAIT LIST PURSUANT TO §600.063 RSMO. Before the court is the motion of Stephen Reynolds, District Defender of the St. Louis Trial Office (District 21) of the Missouri State Public Defender System (MSPD), requesting that this court authorize this implementation of a wait…Read More
Q. Why is the Court implementing a wait list now? A. On Oct. 28, 2019, Stephen Reynolds, District Defender of the St. Louis Trial Office of the Missouri State Public Defender, filed a motion with this court to implement a wait list of defendants who qualify for public defender services, pursuant to RSMO 600.063.3(5) Casenet #18SL-CC00129. Q. Why was a wait list necessary? A. Years of data from the MSPD show that the public defenders in St. Louis County have caseloads far in excess of recommended caseload metrics (Rubin-Brown caseload study). (See Attachments A, B, C to Reynolds motion in…Read More