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Gotlib was present at both meetings to help identify and prioritize questions to be addressed by CCCRC members.
For budget year 2009-10, the CCCRC Fourth District saved taxpayers $4.1 million dollars and came in under budget by $210,000.
In 2000, the CCCRC held its first Workshop (I) with leading researchers in chiropractic from the academic institutions of the CCCRC, as well as invited leading international researchers, in order to provide an opportunity for its members and invited participants to address the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) mandate in the context of developing a chiropractic research agenda relevant to chiropractic sciences which was consistent with CIHR's statutory mandate.
When the cost of private court-appointed attorneys' fees grew from nearly $49 million to nearly $95 million in two years, the Legislature responded by creating the five CCCRC's in 2007.
Currently pending is a challenge from several Florida counties, arguing that the provision of the CCCRC law requiring counties to provide office space and other support services is unconstitutional.
Another amicus brief, filed by Sonya Rudenstine on behalf of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Bar's Criminal Law Section, and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, noted the problems in the Third and Fourth District CCCRC offices, including that the Third DCA CCCRC could wind up with a 1,000 to 1,500 extra cases a month.
"[T]hough the types of criminal cases handled may be the same, the fact that the CCCRC only step in when the public defender has a conflict is key to our determination that the CCCRC are not in fact public defenders," Pariente wrote for the court.
The CCCRCs were supposed to be fully up and running by January 1.
* In the Third DCA region, CCCRC Joseph George said he had hired 30 attorneys and 10 support staff and had accepted about 85 to 90 cases.
"In addition, the court's order granting the writ enjoined the CCCRC from performing all their duties, not just their criminal ones.
I'm real pleased with how it's going and so are the judges," said Jeffrey Deen, the CCCRC for the circuits covered by the Fifth District Court of Appeal, of what has been a hectic late summer and fall.
The CCCRCs are charged with representing indigent defendants in both criminal and civil cases.
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