Saint Mary's Alumnus Named Marin County Public Defender

Jose Varela '79, who has served as assistant public defender in Marin County since 2001, has been appointed the public defender by the Marin County Board of Supervisors. He will oversee 44 employees and a budget of $7 million in an office that provides legal defense for individuals accused of crimes who cannot afford to defend themselves.

Read the Mercury News story.