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Governor Abbott Reappoints Bunin And Hase To Governing Board Of The Indigent Defense Commission

Tuesday, February 28, 2017  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment
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Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Alex Bunin and Don Hase to the Governing Board of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission for terms set to expire February 1, 2019. The commission provides financial and technical support to counties to develop and maintain quality, cost-effective indigent defense systems.

Alex Bunin of Houston is the chief public defender of Harris County. He has assisted in the creation of indigent defense programs in Alabama, New York and Vermont. He is board certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Bunin received a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College and a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law.

Don Hase of Arlington is an attorney and partner at Ball & Hase, P.C. and is a former assistant district attorney for Tarrant County. He is board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, past president of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas. Hase received a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University.