Governor Rick Snyder announced yesterday that he appointed 15 people to the newly created Michigan Indigent Defense Commission.
The commission was created to collect and compile data necessary for the review of indigent defense services in Michigan, create standards to ensure all systems providing indigent defense meet constitutional obligations for effective assistance of counsel and develop requirements by which a person may establish a claim of indigence so those truly in need of a public defender will have one.
John Campbell, Kevin Oeffner and David Schuringa will all serve initial one-year terms expiring in April of 2015.
Frank Eaman, Brandy Robinson, William Swor and Kimberly Thomas will all serve initial two-year terms expiring in April of 2016.
Richard Lindsey, Shela Motley, Michael Puerner and Cletus Smith will all serve initial three-year terms expiring in April of 2017.
Thomas Boyd, Nancy Diehl, Jim Fisher and Gary Walker will all serve initial four-year terms expiring in April of 2018.
After the initial terms, members will serve four-year terms.
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