February 02, 2009

MN: " 'How can you defend those people?' We are 'those people.' "

From In The Fray:

A day in the life of a public defender - Advocating for the indigent in rural Minnesota

Judge Richard Posner... once wrote, “[a] bare-bones system for the defense of indigent criminal defendants may be optimal.” How pleased he would have been watching me practice on that day...

2 Comments:

Brian said...

Yep, everyone loves Atticus Finch. Nobody's a big fan of the PD though.

Brian said...

Yep, everyone loves Atticus Finch. Nobody's a big fan of the PD though.