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PUBLIC DEFENSE AGREEMENT <br />By and Between <br />JEFFERSON ASSOCIATED COUNSEL <br />And <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY <br />Purpose: The purpose of this Agreement is to provide mandated legal defense services to <br />eligible persons charged with offenses or at risk of a loss of liberty or liberty interest in the <br />courts of Jefferson County. <br />Parties: This Contract for Professional Services (the Contract) is entered into by Jefferson <br />County, a political subdivision and municipal corporation of the State of Washington, having its <br />principal offices at P.U. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 (hereinafter "County") and <br />Jefferson Associated Counsel, a non-profit corporation having its principal offices at 333 <br />Benedict Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368 (hereinafter "Contractor"). <br />SECTION 1. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE <br />1.1 The Contract will become effective on March 1, 2011, and terminate on December 31, <br />2013; and may be renewed for up to two additional one-year terms by mutual agreement by <br />the parties. In no event will any extension of the Contract become effective unless and until <br />it is approved and executed by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners. The <br />contractor will notify the County of their desire to renew the contract six months before its <br />expiration. <br />1.2 In the event that the date of termination of the contract passes without the parties' execution <br />of a similar contract or the County has not selected another Firm, then the contract shall <br />remain in force for 60 days, during which time monthly payments shall be paid at 1/12t" the <br />last annual contract amount. <br />1.3 The public defense firm will continue to actively represent, faithfully and with due diligence, <br />all cases assigned under this Agreement and complete those cases which remain pending <br />following the termination of this Agreement; provided that, in the event there is no contract <br />between the County and public defense firm, the public defense firm will not be obligated to <br />continue representing cases beyond thirty (30) days after termination pursuant to subsections <br />1.2 or 1.3, whichever is later, and the County shall compensate the public defense firm at a <br />reasonable fee established by the Court for said outstanding cases. <br />SECTION 2. SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED <br />2.1 A description of the services to be performed by the Contractor is set forth in Exhibit A: <br />Description of Services, which is attached to the Contract and incorporated by this <br />reference. <br />2.2 The Contractor agrees to provide its own labor and materials. Unless otherwise provided <br />for in the Contract, no material, or labor will be furnished by the County. <br />P1IHLIC DEFENSE AGREENIENT" FOR 2011- 2013 - JEFFERSON ASSOCIATED COUNSEL AND JEFFEHSQN COUNTY 1 of 19 <br />