If I have a problem with my court-appointed lawyer, how do I complain?
If you can’t work out your differences with your court-appointed lawyer first, your next contact would be the Director, Jon C. Komorowski or the Chief Deputy, Starck Follis. You will find it most helpful to address your concerns in the form of a letter.

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1. Are public defenders “real lawyers”?
2. Since you’re paid by the government the same as prosecutors, aren’t you just working together?
3. Can I call or drop by the Whatcom County Public Defender Office for some quick legal advice?
4. What is an arraignment?
5. What is a status or omnibus hearing?
6. What happens in a trial?
7. What happens in a sentencing hearing?
8. What is a bench warrant, and what can I do if I have one?
9. Why hasn’t my public defender gotten my case dropped?
10. If I have a problem with my court-appointed lawyer, how do I complain?
11. What can I do to help out my case?
12. How do I get my record vacated/sealed?