The Board of County Commissioners awarded five contracts for public defender services on Tuesday, June 19.
The board approved the contract renewals of Nathan Gent for southern Public Defender services, and Jason Earnest for northern services with the direction of all Jonathan Nelson’s cases be transferred to Earnest due to Nelson’s not seeking renewal of his contract.
Approved for new contracts were attorneys Brent Percival, Daniel Martinez and Carl Joerger for southern Public Defender services.
All three will be transferred caseloads held by other attornies who did not seek to have their contracts renewed.
Each contract is for one year from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 and is part of the county Indigent Services Program.
Commissioner Donna Cox is the bore liaison for the program.
Contracts and Resumes