June 03, 2005

In the Stumptown justice factory

Follow Portland, Oregon public defender Chris O'Connor on the assembly line at the Multnomah County Courthouse:

O’Connor, 29, has been a public defender for about a year and a half... Idealism flows out of him only in a measured way, but it is there. “Sometimes yours is the only voice these people are going to have in the whole process,” he said.

Decent guy; cut-rate system

Bonus links:

Some other good work that this young p.d. has done.

Stumptown Confidential - PDX past in postcards and photos.