Indigent Defense Services
The City of Kelso is requesting qualifications from attorneys and/or law firms interested in contracting for defense services for indigent defendants appearing to answer criminal charges in Cowlitz County District Court.
The contract has represented a range of 600 to 800 annual cases subject to the caseload limits adopted by the City. The lead firm will be responsible for managing inflow of cases and assuring appearances at all arraignment calendars and providing 24-hour access to unassigned clients in police custody.
Requests for Qualifications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 18, 2021.