Public defender appointment tabled

Commissioners ask for more information


A decision on who will be Cheyenne County's first public defender in at least two decades will wait until the New Year.

A public defender policy board, created last summer, reviewed four proposals from attorneys interested in the position and one for a guardian ad litem – a person appointed by the court to represent the interests of a juvenile in court proceedings.

All of the applicants were qualified for the positions, Tom Oliver, a member of the three-person policy board, told Cheyenne County Commissioners this week.

Instead of setting a compensation package for the positions, the polic...

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