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Bob Martin, supervising attorney for the Minot public defender's office, has been temporarily filling in on Oil Patch cases, sometimes traveling as many as 500 miles a week.

FOTB: Stretching thin: Public defender helps out with Oil Patch caseload

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WILLISTON -- Bob Martin borrows a quote from author J.R.R. Tolkien to describe his job as a public defender covering cases in the Oil Patch:

"I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread."

Martin, supervising attorney for the Minot public defender's office, has been driving to Williston at least two days a week since last spring to temporarily help with the caseload while the Williston office was going through some transitions.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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