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Court-Appointed Lawyers to Get Raise

Clip: Season 1700 Episode 1747 | 5m 44s Video has closed captioning.

Wisconsin courts have suffered from a dearth of attorneys to hire when public defenders are unavailable, but there is hope that a budget measure to hike the pay for these attorneys will address the shortage. Chief Justice Pat Roggensack says the pay raise for these attorneys is “absolutely critical,” adding that Wisconsin needs “qualified lawyers for those who can’t afford to pay.”

Aired: 05/31/19

Rating: TV-G

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