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Serving Van Buren And Allegan Counties
Zealous, innovative and compassionate holistic defense
The Office of the Public Defender was established in April of 2019 with the appointment of Director and Chief Public Defender, Chad D. Catalino. It is comprised of both the Assistant Public Defenders as well as a roster of defense attorneys who are committed to the goals and standards set forth by the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission.
We practice a holistic defense model in this office, utilizing an interdisciplinary partnership of professionals to address not only a client’s pressing legal issues, but also social support needs. We strive to uphold the ideals of client-centered representation as defined by the Bronx Public Defenders, in which a client is not being defined by his or her case but by the needs he or she identifies.
For more information regarding the Van Buren / Allegan Public defender’s Office Allegan location, please visit Allegan County’s site.
An Independent Voice Advocating For Our Clients’ Dignity And Objectives
The Department of Public Defense provides legal representation to adults and juveniles who have been charged with a crime and cannot afford an attorney, as well as people facing civil commitment, parents who could lose their children in a dependency action, and family members in inquest proceedings. DPD also works with partners to address racial disproportionality in the criminal legal system, the collateral consequences of system involvement, and other structural and systemic issues that harm our clients.
DPD works with partners to dismantle a harmful and racist system and to develop pathways that allow our clients to succeed.
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Description Of The Monroe County Public Defenders Office
The Monroe County Public Defenders Office is an office that provides legal representation to individuals in criminal court and family court proceedings who are unable to afford to hire an attorney, also known as indigent individuals. The Public Defenders Office is a branch of the Monroe County Government that was founded to fulfill the constitutional obligation of each county in New York State to provide indigent legal defense.
Guided by the requirements of the constitutions of the United States and of New York and the New York rules of legal ethics, the attorneys and staff of this office strive to ensure that each client receives high quality and zealous representation. Throughout its history, the Monroe County Public Defenders Office has focused on a client-centered representation model.
The Monroe County Public Defenders Office represents clients in the following types of cases:
- Criminal Court Bureaus : We represent defendants who have matters pending criminal courts. We represent defendants in criminal proceedings in town, village, city, county, supreme and appellate Courts.
- Family Court Bureau: We represent indigent litigants in Family Court on cases involving custody, visitation, family offenses, abuse, neglect, paternity and allegations of willful violations of court orders.
The Monroe County Public Defenders Office strives to engage in practices that ensure diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism.