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December 2010 , Page 10 

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By Jack King; Ivan J. Dominguez

Alex Bunin Named Houston’s First Chief Public Defender

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) saluted Harris County officials on the Nov. 9 appointment of Alex Bunin to serve as the first Chief Public Defender of Harris County, Texas. Harris County includes the City of Houston and has a population of nearly four million people.

Bunin, a longtime NACDL member and lecturer, brings exceptional experience, professionalism, and passion to the defense of the indigent accused. NACDL supports the efforts to elevate the caliber of indigent defense services in the nation’s fourth largest city. Bunin served as the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of New York. He was appointed to establish that office by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1999. Bunin also established federal defender offices in the District of Vermont and the Southern District of Alabama.

Houston defense attorney and NACDL President Jim Lavine called th

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