El Paso County

Gideon Alert: Harris County TX struggles with independence in seeking state funds

BY David Carroll on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Former Federal Bureau of Investigations Director William Sessions and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Charlie Baird strongly back the need for judges to be out of the business of overseeing indigent defense in an opinion piece in the Houston Chronicle (June 9, 2010).&n

M. Clara Hernandez

Speaker's Last Name: 
Hernandez
Title: 
Public Defender
Organization: 
El Paso County Public Defender’s Office
Address
Street: 
500 East San Antonio, Ste. 501
City: 
El Paso
State: 
TX
Zip Code: 
79901
Phone: 
(915) 546-8185
Fax: 
(915) 546-8186
Email: 
chernandez@epcounty.com
Photo: 

Clara Hernandez has served as El Paso County (Texas) Public Defender for the past ten years, and was 1st Assistant Public Defender for El Paso County for the four years prior. She has trial experience with both the office of the El Paso County Public Defender and the office of the El Paso County Attorney.