Monday, March 22, 2010

Columbus Dispatch runs a story on a Columbus-area public defender

Here's an interview with Donna Smith, a public defender serving our Golden Triangle.  It's always nice to see the media interacting with public defenders, since it helps bring awareness to what exactly it is that we do.  I think Donna puts it well when she says:
"If you want to be a lawyer because you believe in the rights guaranteed by our Constitution and want to see those rights protected, you have a shot at becoming a level-headed lawyer who will actually help some of your clients." 
Far too often, the public gets the wrong idea about the purpose of our criminal justice system, and more importantly, how we as a society go about insuring that our beloved freedoms are actually protected.

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