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Request for Proposals for Public Defender Services – City of Sumner
November 20, 2023 | Erin Stewart

The City of Sumner, Washington requests proposals to provide Public Defender services for indigent criminal defendants for an initial term of two (2) years commencing January 1, 2024, with the option to extend the Contract with the mutual agreement of the parties for an additional two-year period. Proposals are sought from private law firms, private law offices, not-for-profit entities and public agencies.

The City will pay the Public Defender for representational services on a price-per-case basis or a total yearly/monthly fee. These representational services shall include lawyer services and appropriate support staff services, sentencing advocacy, investigatory, and legal services including but not limited to interviews of clients and potential witnesses, legal research, preparation and filing of pleadings, negotiations with the appropriate prosecutor or other agency and court regarding possible dispositions, and preparation for and appearance at court proceedings. Necessary and reasonable expert witness and investigative services will be paid directly to the expert or investigator when authorized by the Court or, depending on the proposal, investigatory and other similar services may be included as a part of a monthly fee.

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