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We are working with criminal legal system stakeholders in Maine, including the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services (MCILS), to:
Identify and develop best practices to facilitate MCILS’s training, evaluation and support of court appointed counsel
Identify strategies to increase the recruitment and retention of public defense lawyers in rural communities
Develop and provide training to the criminal defense bar on relevant topics as may be appropriate
work towards improving the delivery of public defense services in Maine by developing tools to aid MCILS in their assessment and support of Maine’s court appointed counsel