News Flash Home
The original item was published from 10/2/2023 4:15:45 PM to 10/6/2023 5:05:05 PM.

News Flash

Home

Posted on: October 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Defender Contract Opening

NYE COUNTY, NEVADA

LETTERS OF INTEREST INCLUDING QUALIFICATIONS FOR

PUBLIC DEFENSE SERVICES

 Deadline for Submittal of LOI 5:00 p.m., October 6, 2023 

SUMMARY OF REQUEST 

Nye County (“County”) is requesting Letters of Interest (LOI) including qualifications from attorneys and/or law firms interested in contracting for public defender services for indigent defendants appearing to answer criminal charges in the 5th Judicial District Court and the Beatty, Pahrump and Tonopah Justice Courts, Nye County, Nevada. It is the intent of Nye County to secure the services of an independent attorney and/or law firm to be primary counsel for courts located in Pahrump. The contracts shall be for an amount up to one-hundred-seventy-five thousand dollars ($175,000) annually, depending on qualifications, payable in equal quarterly installments for the provision of all indigent defense services as outlined herein. 

The term of the contract will be one-year, beginning October 18, 2023, and concluding June 30, 2025.

The successful applicants will contract with the County for provision of public defense services as an independent contractor and shall not be entitled to any County benefits of any nature whatsoever. The successful applicants will be responsible for the performance of all of the obligations under contract in conformance with the Nevada State Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Permanent Regulations of the Board of Indigent Defense Services, adopted October 26, 2021. 

TIME SCHEDULE. The County will follow the following timetable, which should result in a selection of public defenders by October 18, 2023. 

Deadline for Submittal of LOI 5:00 p.m., October 6, 2023 

Contract Award October 17, 2023

Please see the full posting for information on where to submit Letters of Interest with qualifications.

Facebook Twitter Email