The City of Oak Harbor, Washington (“City”) request statements of qualifications from attorneys experienced in providing Public Defender services for indigent criminal defendants. The City currently contracts for Public Defender services from Island Defense, LLC. Island Defense provides defense services for approximately 365 misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor defendants per year. The City is seeking to contract with additional attorneys to provide legal representation to defendants that are not able to be represented by Island Defense, LLC due to a conflict. The City is offering compensation at $100.00/hour for conflict defense services. Defendants will be represented at arraignment, pretrial hearings, trials or pleas and appeals from the municipal court of limited jurisdiction to superior court. It is anticipated that there will be between 60 and 70 cases per year that are represented by “conflict” counsel. The City anticipates that multiple attorneys may serve as conflict counsel.
For more information, including how to apply, click here: City of Oak Harbor RFQ