Office of Indigent Services http://wunc.org en Attorneys Resign From Court-Appointed List http://wunc.org/post/attorneys-resign-court-appointed-list <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Dozens of lawyers in North Carolina are taking their names off the list of court-appointed defense attorneys for low-income clients. The state Office of Indigent Services says it is cutting its compensation rate of 75 dollars an hour for defense attorneys. The Office's executive director says the current budget proposal leaves the department with a 12-million dollar shortfall. The department has not yet decided on a new rate of compensation. Mon, 09 May 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8840 at http://wunc.org