Cage County Public Defenders Office 1705 North 6th Street Beatrice NE 68310 15.5 miles from Cortland 402-228-8900
Otoe County Public Defenders Office 602 Central Ave Nebraska NE 68410 46.3 miles from Cortland 402-873-9589
A public defender is an attorney who represents people who cannot afford to hire legal representation. Public defenders also represent juveniles, people facing civil commitment, and others who need legal advocacy but cannot afford an attorney. Public defenders are appointed by the court.
Public defenders keep records on their cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents. Some of these records are available to the public.