Rakim H.D. Brooks in The Well: Public Defenders Move America Closer to Equal Justice Under the Law


Rakim H.D. Brooks

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on March 23, 2022.

It’s time to set the record straight. Attorneys who enter public defender service are choosing to forgo more lucrative careers in private practice to work excessive caseloads with less professional support and even smaller budgets. They do so because they are committed to equal justice for all. Politicians should be admiring these individuals for their sacrifices, not admonishing them.

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