What happens when you don't get biglaw?

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SemperLegal

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Re: What happens when you don't get biglaw?

Postby SemperLegal » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:46 pm

PepperJack wrote:Taking jobs and debt out of the equation, a competitive market for public defenders is a great thing for our legal system. The amount of people convicted despite all evidence in their favor because of an incompetent lawyer is what gave our justice system a bad name.



It is not the quality, dumbass. It's the supply and funding. Doesn't matter how many lawyers we graduate, if we continue to hire the same number of PDs and give them an embarrassingly low-budget for investigations, resources, and staff while sticking them with an ever-increasing number of crimes, clients, and over-sentencing, justice is going to falter.

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Re: What happens when you don't get biglaw?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:57 pm

SemperLegal wrote:
PepperJack wrote:Taking jobs and debt out of the equation, a competitive market for public defenders is a great thing for our legal system. The amount of people convicted despite all evidence in their favor because of an incompetent lawyer is what gave our justice system a bad name.



It is not the quality, dumbass. It's the supply and funding. Doesn't matter how many lawyers we graduate, if we continue to hire the same number of PDs and give them an embarrassingly low-budget for investigations, resources, and staff while sticking them with an ever-increasing number of crimes, clients, and over-sentencing, justice is going to falter.

Absolutely. And plenty of the people who've been unfairly convicted end up that way through prosecutors' incompetence/malice.

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Re: What happens when you don't get biglaw?

Postby eljefe1 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:28 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
SemperLegal wrote:
PepperJack wrote:Taking jobs and debt out of the equation, a competitive market for public defenders is a great thing for our legal system. The amount of people convicted despite all evidence in their favor because of an incompetent lawyer is what gave our justice system a bad name.



It is not the quality, dumbass. It's the supply and funding. Doesn't matter how many lawyers we graduate, if we continue to hire the same number of PDs and give them an embarrassingly low-budget for investigations, resources, and staff while sticking them with an ever-increasing number of crimes, clients, and over-sentencing, justice is going to falter.

Absolutely. And plenty of the people who've been unfairly convicted end up that way through prosecutors' incompetence/malice.



this is a hilarious lampooning of our justice system. It's a good read, too.

http://www.amazon.com/Naked-Singularity ... ingularity



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