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..1AU11 <br />fir <br />9213 <br />AMENDMENT No.1 To The PUBLIC DEFENSE AGREEMENT <br />By and Between <br />JEFFERSON ASSOCIATED COUNSEL <br />And <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY <br />Purpose: The purpose of this amendment is to adjust the contract price for 2013 based on the <br />increased workload required to represent the defendant, Mr. Pierce, in State v. Pierce, 09-1- <br />00058-7, which involves gravely serious offenses. <br />WHEREAS, on February 22, 2011, Jefferson County, a municipal corporation (herein <br />known as "County") entered into an agreement ("original agreement") with Jefferson Associated <br />Counsel, a non-profit corporation (herein known as "JAC") to provide criminal defense and <br />related services for indigent defendants and other persons facing commitment or incarceration in <br />Jefferson County; and <br />WHEREAS, the Scope of Services of the original agreement specifically excludes cases <br />in which the State seeks a special sentencing procedure pursuant to RCW 9.94A.030(33); <br />9.94A.570, or RCW 10,95,040, or which involves a gravely serious offense, including, but not <br />limited to, murder, sexually violent predator which might necessitate a disproportionately large <br />expenditure of attorney time for costs, but Paragraph T of Exhibit A Scope of Services of the <br />original agreement allows for the County to negotiate with JAC regarding the compensation for <br />representing the defendant in such a case; and <br />WHEREAS, RCW 10.101.005 mandates effective legal representation of indigent <br />persons consistent with the constitutional requirements of fairness, equal protection, and due <br />process; and <br />WHEREAS, on January 4, 2013, Jefferson County Superior Court appointed JAC to <br />represent Mr. Pierce as an indigent defendant in State v. Pierce, 09-1-00058-7, which includes <br />two counts of Aggravated Murder and other serious violent felonies; and <br />WHEREAS, in order to provide effective representation for Mr. Pierce, additional <br />funding is appropriate to provide JAC the resources to represent Mr. Pierce; and <br />WHEREAS, the County and JAC have negotiated funding terms for providing <br />representation for Mr. Pierce consistent with Standards 3.2, 3.4 and 3.6 of Washington State <br />Supreme Court Order No. 25700-A-1004 and Order No. 25700-A-1008 regarding cases <br />involving serious offenses; <br />