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Public defender feels ‘stretched’ in Patch

Published 09/24/2012, The Jamestown Sun

Bob Martin borrows a quote from author J.R.R. Tolkien to describe his job as a public defender covering cases in the Oil Patch: “I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.” Martin, supervising attorney for the Minot public defender’s office, has been driving to Williston at least two days a week since last spring to temporarily help with the caseload while the Williston office was going through some transitions.

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