A $151,743 Grant Will Give Three Columbia County Municipalities Own Public Defenders

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Columbia County Public Defender Robert Linville has acquired a $151,743 grant from the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services that will provide three Columbia County municipalities a public defender for over a three-year period.


The grant will also enable the recruitment of a part-time clerk to manage the program. A public defender will be on call for the city of Hudson and the towns of Livingston and Greenport.


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