April 21, 2008

OR: "our clients (are) better off having come to us"

From the Oregonian:

Oregon public defender changed the system - Thirty-seven years ago, James Hennings started a movement in the interest of justice

James Hennings thought he'd stay two years when he agreed to start one of the nation's first nonprofit law firms for people who were accused of crimes but couldn't afford an attorney. Thirty-seven years later, he's finally ready to leave. Hennings, one of Oregon's most powerful and passionate voices for the down-and-out, announced that he'll retire at the end of June...