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File #: 11-0351    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/28/2011 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/12/2011 Final action: 4/12/2011
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending Chair be authorized to sign Agreement #422-S1111 with Stephen A. Tapson for indigent defense/conflict panel services from date of execution through June 30, 2011 in an amount estimated at $11,500 for the remainder of FY 2010-11. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route.pdf, 2. B - Agreement - Tapson.pdf
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Chief Administrative Office recommending Chair be authorized to sign Agreement #422-S1111 with Stephen A. Tapson for indigent defense/conflict panel services from date of execution through June 30, 2011 in an amount estimated at $11,500 for the remainder of FY 2010-11.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Savings $ 11,500

Funding
Budgeted $ 11,500
New Funding $
Savings $
Other $
Total Funding Available $
Change To Net County Cost $-0-

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: There is no change to net county cost in Department 20.

Reason for Recommendation: On August 24, 2009, agenda item #4 (file number 09-1126) directed the Chief Administrative Office to prepare amendments to the agreements with each Conflict Panel Attorney to reduce compensation by 10%. At that time, one conflict panel attorney resigned from the panel leaving one vacancy on the west slope. The Judges agreed to work with one less panel attorney. At a later date, one additional attorney left the panel leaving two vacant positions. Subsequently, the Judges have determined that, due to current case load, there is a need to fill the two vacant positions.

In order to manage the cost of indigent defense services, the agreement being presented for consideration has been adjusted to a Tier 2 agreement. The compensation has been reduced based on a scope of services that will include services such as misdemeanors, less demanding felony cases, juvenile offenses, and collateral civil proceedings to name a few. Compensation is also prorated in the first and second month of service and tops at $4,000 monthly.

The term of the agreement expires on June 30, 2011. All indigent defense attorney agreements, which includes 7 on the west slope and 3 in So. Lake Tahoe, expire on June 30, 2011. Amendments to all agreements will be discussed with the Judges and brought before the Board prior to June 30...

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