March 19:  The Florida Times-Union/
70 Year Sentence for Teen Thrown Out

March 17:  The Florida Times-Union/
Limits on Charging Juveniles as Adults

March 12:  The Office of the Public Defender
OP ED; Juvenile Justice Reforms

March 11:  The Office of the Public Defender
National Guidelines for Children Facing Life

March 9:  The Daily Record
Inviting the Bar to Help Clients in Criminal Cases

March 9:  The Daily Record
Lawyer Snapshot, APD Michael Rainka

February 16:  The Daily Record
Clinic Serves Veterans in Need

February 16:  Action News Jacksonville
New Program Aims to Help Veterans with Personal Battles

February 9:  The Financial News and Daily Record
Bar Bulletin:  Introducing Chief Judge Mark H. Mahon, by APD Michael Bateh

January 20: The Florida  Times Union/
Career Track - New Assistant Public Defenders: Grant, Hevesi, Nadeau and Shaw

January 16: The Florida Times Union
Murder Conviction Tossed Over Interrogation Video

January 15: Office of the Public Defender
Public Defender Appoint New APD'S, Investigators

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