Burton Craige Elected Vice-Chair of the The Commission on Indigent Defense Services

On September 14, Burton was elected to serve a two year term as Vice-Chair of the Commission on Indigent Defense Services. The 13-member Commission was created by the Indigent Defense Services Act of 2000, and acts as the governing body of the North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services. The Office of Indigent Defense Services oversees the provision of legal representation to indigent defendants in North Carolina; develops training, qualification, and performance standards for those providing indigent defense services; and determines how best to deliver legal services to indigent persons across the state.
Burton was appointed to serve on the Commission by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. His term as Commissioner expires in 2014.