Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm (Updated: October 10, 3:46 pm)
The Associated Press
The managing attorney for a legal aid office in Albuquerque was selected Tuesday to run a newly independent state agency that provides legal representation to criminal defendants who can’t afford a lawyer.
Jorge Alvarado was unanimously appointed chief public defender by an 11-member commission, which interviewed four other candidates for the position.
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