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The main floor vestibule serves as an attorney-client meeting room during court sessions. Members of the Hubbard County Bar Association implored the county board Wednesday to give them some meeting rooms for confidentiality, and because 90 percent of all cases are settled outside the courtroom. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Bathroom meetings? Public defenders in Hubbard County say there is no decent place to meet with clients

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Steve Peloquin sometimes meets clients by the urinal in the men's bathroom of the Hubbard County Courthouse, unless their gender presents obstacles to entrance.


Public defender Jennifer Nelson uses the glass vestibules to meet and greet her clients.

Attorney-client privilege, not to mention decorum, is hard to maintain under these circumstances, the attorneys told the Hubbard County Board Wednesday.

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