Christopher Harbin, a law student reader, emailed me this interesting article which follows a Florida PD over the course of a year.
Interestingly, the subject of the article, Charley Demosthenous, didn't want to be a public defender. But I guess it was the only place where he could get hired.
I'm not sure whether it's because I work in a big city or what, but I think that most, if not all, of the lawyers are here because they really wanted to be public defenders.
I hate the image of public defenders as public defenders only because they couldn't find any other job. But I guess it's a fact of life in some, if not many, places.
Either way, it's a good read. I recommend it.