One thing I've noticed about judges, elected prosecutors and public defenders, and everyone else in the court system, including civil lawyers, is that whenever budget cuts are discussed, we hear ad nauseam about how the cuts will "ruin" or "destroy" or "severely limit" access to courts.
I hear about firing prosecutors, courts being closed one or two days a week, clients languishing in jail due to lack of public defenders, civil litigants not being able to get hearings - but none of it ever happens.
H/T South Florida Lawyers
Non-anonymous comments welcome.Brian Tannebaum is a criminal defense lawyer in Miami, Florida practicing in state and federal court, and the author of The Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer. Post to Twitter
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