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Indigent advocates fear shift

...happen and there will be bipartisan support for that." Michael Shapiro, the director of the state-funded Georgia Indigent Defense Council, has been an advocate for improvements. But he says he's willing to take a back seat while Georgia's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/23/met_360149.shtml
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Costs rise for Augusta's indigent defense

...was "quicker on the uptake than most folks," reports Michael Shapiro, the executive director of the Georgia Indigent Defense Council. "Everybody's going to be affected," Mr. Shapiro said, "but the degree of that effect depends on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/13/met_352344.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
How the law is carried out varies from place to place

...system to a public defender. Georgia's Indigent Defense Funding Where the money comes from (among the Georgia Indigent Defense Council's 152 member counties, fiscal year 2002) County funding: $41,685,563 (85.2 percent) State funding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/30/met_347311.shtml
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Age is key in juvenile cases

...transfer to adult court for the boy, said Susan Teaster, the director for the Juvenile Division of the Georgia Indigent Defense Council. "If he were 13 he would automatically go to Superior Court," she said. The state has set aside seven...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/30/met_329980.shtml
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Report looks at youth violence

...arrested for one of those offenses and charged as adults, according to the Juvenile Advocacy Division of the Georgia Indigent Defense Council. "Prior to '94, there were not certain crimes that were considered automatic (for Superior Court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/19/met_307520.shtml
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Across the area

...year and $150,000 next year, Augusta commissioners learned Monday. The state Supreme Court amended the Georgia Indigent Defense Council's guidelines to increase the minimum pay rate for the lawyers from $35 to $45 an hour for out-of-court...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/30/met_257660.shtml
Metro | Greenbrier High School | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Hephzibah High School
Defense concerns reviewed

...taxpayers an extra $200,000 if not corrected. At the committee's request, the executive director of the Georgia Indigent Defense Council, Michael Shapiro, traveled from Atlanta to Augusta to explain why he's worried about how the local committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/28/met_226950.shtml
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Defense in cases studied

...convicted of murder. "We're not shopping for clients," said Michael Shapiro, executive director of the Georgia Indigent Defense Council. "But we need to ensure proper defense in these cases." At Mr. Shapiro's request, Michael Mears...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/05/met_225529.shtml
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Indigent leader gets more cases

...according to Mr. Goode's application for funding next year. Michael Shapiro, director of the statewide Georgia Indigent Defense Council, said no guidelines restrict the local committees from appointing any certain number of cases to a single...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/11/met_214518.shtml
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Indigent leader gets more cases

...according to Mr. Goode's application for funding next year. Michael Shapiro, director of the statewide Georgia Indigent Defense Council, said no guidelines restrict the local committees from appointing any certain number of cases to a single...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/11/met_214519.shtml
Metro