October 06, 2004

Bad combo

Way down on the Mojave desert: "Fewer public defenders, more cases"

"It's stressful and hectic," said Jon-Marc Petersen, a public defender in the Victorville office who recently decided to move his family back to Tennessee, where he went to law school. "Personally, it's not how you want to operate as a lawyer — you end up compromising your personal philosophy to operate on a day-to-day basis."

You and me both, compaƱero, you and me both.