Increased caseloads and administrative work have the Wyoming Public Defender's Office and the state's two District Attorney's Offices scrambling to keep up.

Governor Matt Mead says he's concerned the agencies won't be able to adequately serve their constituents without more help.

"Our public defender and our district attorneys are short-handed," said Mead. "We're recommending some new positions for all three of those agencies."

Mead is also asking lawmakers for $25,000 to study what the three agencies needs are.