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Posted: 04/17/2014

Job Title

Public Defender Services

Status: Open until 05/07/2014

Job Type

RFP

     

Compensation

RFP

Description:  The City of Selah is soliciting proposals from attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Washington to perform public defender services for the City of Selah. These services will be for all indigent defendants for whom defense counsel is appointed by the Selah Municipal Court. Such services shall include legal representation at all stages of the proceedings and during arraignments as may be directed from time to time by Municipal Court. Public defender services must be performed on all court days (which is currently each Tuesday morning) and a defense attorney must be available by telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for each week of the year, in order to give legal advice to persons who are in custody. The public defender must provide a sufficient number of other defense attorneys to provide backup so that all indigent defendants for whom defense counsel is appointed by the Court will be adequately represented. Such attorney(s) may engage in private practice so long as it does not diminish the kind and quality of service required. The public defender and other defense attorneys they may provide shall each fulfill their annual Washington State Bar Association continuing legal education requirement.

All attorneys performing services must carry and show proof of malpractice insurance in an amount agreeable to the City Attorney.

A public defender may be selected directly from the submittals or may be called in for interviews. The person selected will be required to enter into a Public Defender Agreement with the City of Selah. The following criteria will be considered when selecting a public defender:

Familiarity with the City of Selah; experience with legal defense work; experience with Municipal or District Courts; experience with small communities; ability to work well with City staff and the Municipal Court Judge; availability; ability to provide adequate backup attorneys.

Submittals shall include resumes outlining experience, proposed backup attorneys and their experience, references, proposed monthly cost to provide public defender services, plus a maximum two-page cover letter. The City of Selah assumes no obligation of any kind for expenses incurred by any respondent to this solicitation. The City reserves the right to reject any and all submittals. Please submit materials to: Jan Farley, 115 W. Naches Ave., Selah, Washington 98942. Submittals should be clearly marked “Request for Proposals – Public Defender Services” and be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. May 7, 2014.


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