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Kentucky has new leadership in the state office that offers legal representation to the poor.

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Kentuckians with certain felony convictions can now begin the process of having such Class D offenses expunged. July 15th marks the first effective day of the legislation approved by lawmakers earlier this year. 

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Mental health advocates presented Kentucky lawmakers with hours of testimony Wednesday about why the commonwealth needs a law allowing judges to order some people to get treatment.

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There will be more court-appointed attorneys available to represent poor people in court under Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget.

In his proposal, Bevin set aside funds to add 44 lawyers to the Department of Public Advocacy’s ranks of 333 public defenders.