Indiana Public Defender Commission

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Many lawyers in Indiana doing public defender work earn less than minimum wage, after accounting for overhead costs.

Indiana Public Defender Commission senior staff attorney Derrick Mason discusses a proposed pilot project. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Indiana Public Defender Commission wants money for a pilot project that could help change the way parents are defended in court in Department of Child Services cases.