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Public Defender RFQ
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Contracted Public Defender Services
Churchill County is requesting qualifications from attorneys and/or law firms interested in contracting for public defender services for indigent defendants appearing to answer criminal charges in the 10th Judicial District Court and the Justice Court of New River Township as well as Drug Court, in Fallon, Churchill County, Nevada. Additionally, the attorneys will be responsible for appointed representation for juveniles alleged to have committed delinquent acts and/ or children in need of supervision, as well as appointments to represent parties in 432B cases and proceedings to terminate parental rights.  Please review the proposed contract for more details on responsibilities.

Churchill County currently contracts with three independent attorneys for indigent defense.  At least one is open for appointment.   

The contract shall be for an amount of $120,000 annually, payable in equal monthly installments for the provision of all indigent defense services as outlined herein.  Please note that the County Commissioners are considering an increase in this compensation at its meeting scheduled for September 20th.  Attorneys will be able to seek extra compensation for costs and fees related to investigations and extraordinary cases.  Capital cases are outside the scope of the contract.

Submit an Application by Noon on October 18, 2017.  Application details are contained in the full RFQ document.