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CHART: Missouri public defenders’ reported and estimated working hours by case type

June 29, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
According to a 2014 study of the Missouri State Public Defender System, public defenders are not spending enough time working on each case because they have too many cases to work on. Tasks for a case can include client communication, evidence gathering and submission, investigation and case preparation. This chart provides a comparison between the estimated time needed per case and average reported working hours.

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