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One of the pillars of our American system of justice is that, when charged with a crime, everyone is entitled to a defense. Of course, when one can afford it, a lawyer is simply hired.

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When a defendant cannot afford counsel, a public defender takes up the case.

In North Dakota, historically, this was handled through contract attorneys – lawyers in private practice who contracted to accept a certain number of defense cases for such clients each year.

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