public defenders

It's time for a Black Supreme Court justice who has fought "on behalf of people who cannot afford a lawyer," say more than two dozen groups.
Veronica Rossman is now one of just eight U.S. appeals court judges with experience representing people who couldn't afford an attorney.
The female public defenders at Cook County Jail are dealing with an unimaginably hostile work environment.
Supporters say it's a vital service as Trump ramps up deportation efforts.
Our nation's culture of mass incarceration has warped our view on punishing crime, they argue.
Judge Jane Kelly is still available, should the next president be listening.
Utah has one of the most flawed indigent defense systems in the country -- and state leaders are desperately trying to make it right.