Taoiseach defends decision not to publicly advertise top justice job
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what the public defender
just a nasty-woman PD trying to navigate the justice system without killing anyone. I did not make...
Why Not to Use a Public Defender
The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. explains why you shouldn't use a public defender when facing criminal charges.
Malaysia ministry defends contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality
Competition claimed to be aimed at helping teenagers to make better health decisions
Why 4 public defenders deserve a seat on the SF bench
Thirty years ago, I entered a courtroom on an upper floor of the San Francisco Hall of Justice to observe arraignments - that is, the first appearances of defendants in a criminal prosecution - in felony cases. I had served as a deputy public defender for the city and county of San Francisco for approximately one year and, having handled hundreds of clients in less serious misdemeanor cases and conducted 10 or so jury trials, was ready to move up to felony defense…
Kompany defends City’s rise to the top of English football
Club captain sees no reason to apologise for the club’s transformation funded by Abu Dhabi owner
How To Defend Yourself Against A Shark Week Fan
Da-dum ... da-dum ... Shark Week is here again -- and for us non-Shark Week folk, that means suffering through a week of people yammering on and on ab...
How to Change Your Public Defender
If you can't afford an attorney, you have the right to have a lawyer provided for you in a criminal case, which generally means a public defender. But what if you want a new public defender because of problems with...
Public defenders vital to justice system
Every day, public defenders serve our Constitution and our communities.
Why Private Representation is Better than a Public Defender
Many people try to save money by trusting their case to a public defender, but this is fraught with problems. Learn more from our New York criminal attorneys.
Missouri's top prosecutor objects to public defender's plan
Missouri's top prosecutor says a proposal that would reduce the workloads of attorneys who represent indigent defendants could instead harm indigent citizens while also threatening the public safety.
How Low Compensation For Public Defenders Is Impacting Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s rate of pay for private attorneys taking on public defense cases is the lowest in the nation at $40 per hour. Now, as part of a budget proposal package from a coalition of criminal justice agencies, the State Public Defender’s office is requesting that the rate be increased to $70 per hour. We look at what’s behind the state’s low public defender pay rate, and how it’s impacting clients who can’t afford a lawyer. We also look at a new federal lawsuit…
Boris Johnson defends refusal to say why police were called to flat
Tory frontrunner repeats pledge to leave EU on October 31st with or without deal
How TFA Prepared a Public Defender to Take on the Courtroom
Teach For America alumna Aisha Dennis uses the skills she learned teaching every day in her new role as attorney.
Judge: Public defender must represent massacre defendant
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A public defender must continue representing the former student charged in last year's Florida high school massacre, a judge ruled Friday, saying it's unlikely that Nikolas Cruz will actually receive a large inheritance left by his late mother Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer rejected a request from Broward County public defenders to make Cruz hire private attorneys with the $432,000 before taxes…
How public defenders struggle with ethical blindness
The Sixth Amendment Center's David Carroll talks with New England Law Professor Tigran Eldred to discuss public defender excessive caseloads
Should I Use a Public Defender for My DUI?
If you’re arrested for a DUI and you can't afford an attorney, the government will pick up the tab and provide you with a lawyer (called a public defender, or “PD”). A public defender is provided because the Supreme Court has ruled that persons facing possible jail time have a right to court-appointed counsel. You don't get to choose the PD; the government selects one for you A public defender is provided because the Supreme Court has ruled that persons facing possible jail…
3 Reasons Why Public Defenders Can Be Risky
Here are the top three reasons why being represented by a public defender can be risky.
How public defenders biases can contribute to wrongful conviction
According to the Marshall Project, defense attorneys are not immune to racial and ethnic biases that are most often attributed to police and prosecutors.
Unsolved slaying of public defender leads to reward offer for tips