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Quote of the Day - Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself. - Unknown

Lawyer 2 Lawyer Internet Radio Talks to the Public - Defender, That Is

It takes a special kind of lawyer to be a public defender today. Case overload is just one issue causing seven Public Defender's offices across the country to refuse to take on new cases or sue to limit their workload. Please join me and my fellow blogger Bob Ambrogi as we welcome Bennett H. Brummer, Public Defender in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida in Miami-Dade County and David Carroll, Director of Research for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) to take a look at the state of the public defender system.

We  discuss the common issues that public defenders are struggling with, the effect on defendants and what is being done to faciliate the process and put the quality back into public representation.

Posted by J. Craig Williams on 11/13/2008 at 12:36 Comments (3)



Comments by ER from United States on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 12:08

Check your spelling of public


Comments by BloggerPal from United States on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 17:27

Case overload certainly hinders a public defender to accept cases. One public defender handles tens of cases. The thing is, if they would try to accept more, then the quality of the work might suffer.


Comments by sandy2008 from United States on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 23:29

Drug rehabilitation (often drug rehab or just rehab) is an umbrella term for the processes of medical and/or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and so-called street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines.


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