Dadd Delivers Assigned Counsel Plan to Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Newly appointed Conflict Defender Hayden Dadd provided the Livingston County Public Services Committee with his plan to make sure that anyone in need of an appointed attorney gets one, even in the most unlikely circumstances. In his first weeks of office, part of Dadd's duties are to present the Assigned Counsel Plan, a written procedure to assign defense counsel in the situation where a defendant is indigent (qualifies for … [Read more...]

Livingston County to Appoint Hayden Dadd as First Ever Conflict Defender

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The county government offered the newly-created position of Conflict Defender to local attorney Hayden Dadd, and he accepted. Dadd currently serves the County as a Livingston County Assistant District Attorney and has worked as both a prosecutor and defense attorney within his past eight years as an attorney. A panel including County Administrator Ian Coyle and Public Defender Marcea Clark Tetamore selected Dadd from a pool … [Read more...]

Bar Assn. Concerns Postpone Vote on Conflict Office

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Board of Supervisors delayed a vote on creating an unprecedented 'Conflict Defender's Office' after the Livingston County Bar Association presented concerns at Wednesday's public hearing. County Attorney David Morris said that the Conflict Defender's Office would be county employees who provide legal counsel for indigent individuals whom the Public Defender's Office cannot represent due to a conflict. … [Read more...]