Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay Monday, March 24, 2019

Welcome to Spring!!

On Monday March 18th our Rotary club was joined by Judge Thomas Walsh who talked to us about the difficulty for the State Public Defender’s office to find lawyers to take on cases for indigent defendants in the Brown County Circuit Court. The problem is largely due to the $40/hour pay rate that has been in place for over two decades, a rate that is well-under the $70 (going to $100/hour rate) of court-appointed lawyers and paid by counties. The consequence of this disparity means that there are huge backlogs developing in the courts and defendants sit in jail waiting for a public defender, denying them of their constitutional rights to a speedy trial.

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Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Green Bay February 23, 2019

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

Each month Rotary International has a theme. February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month.
Over 60 million people all over the world have been displaced by armed conflict or persecution, 90% are civilians. Half of those civilians are children. Thus, there are millions of reasons why Rotary is engaged in service projects, fellowships and other campaigns in pursuit of peace.

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