Public Defender’s Office relocates |

Public Defender’s Office relocates

After months of delays, the Nevada County Public Defender’s Office has a new home.

Formerly in the county courthouse, the office moved to 224 Main St., the Berliner Building, owned by former District Attorney Harold Berliner.

It’s a short walk around the corner to the courthouse for clients.

“They don’t seem to be having much of a problem because we’re still within eyeshot of the courthouse,” Assistant District Attorney Richard Wilcox said Tuesday.

The move was delayed because the building required proper fire escapes and a wheelchair ramp that met city design requirements, Wilcox said.

The building offers more space than the courthouse. Deputy public defenders and staff are spread out over the building’s three floors and basement.

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