May 04, 2008

CO: “I haven’t had a client yet that I thought was unredeemable”

From the Speakout section of the Rocky Mountain News:

Equal justice in Logan County and much more - The story of a public defender

Public Defender Mike Boyce’s demeanor is sure, his smile disarming. His deep intrepid voice is only slightly contradicted by his visibly shaking hands, “there is something wrong when you don’t get nervous, a lot of it is caring about your client,” he continues “if you’re not nervous, if you’re completely at ease, there is something wrong...”

Mr. Boyce’s compassion reminds me of a quote by the famous German author, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming...”

1 Comment:

EuroYank said...

Glad to hear you feel that way Skelly. Ever think of going into private practice?