Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Seeking Public Comment on Minimum Standards

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued a press release reflecting that the MIDC submitted the first set of standards for indigent defense delivery systems:

The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC), now housed in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), has submitted proposed standards to LARA and is seeking public comment on the first set of minimum standards for indigent defense delivery systems. The minimum standards involve education and training, the initial client interview, experts and investigators, and counsel at first appearance and other critical stages in front of a judge. Following a public comment period, LARA Director Shelly Edgerton will thoroughly review the information provided and make a decision on whether to approve the standards.

Comments on the standards can be submitted to the MIDC until March 9, 2017.

Read the standards on the MIDC’s website along with comments previously submitted.

Read the press release issued by LARA here.