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Some of the best lawyers in the country are our Public Defenders. They have heavy caseloads, longer hours than most lawyers and they take starting salaries of $35,000 in many parts of the country. Why do they do it? On this week's Coast to Coast with my co-host and fellow Law.com blogger Robert Ambrogi, our guests give us a window on their world as public defenders.
We're fortunate to have Attorney Josh Hayne from the Massachusetts Public Defender's office. Josh is in his second year as a Public Defender in the Boston Trial Unit of the Committee for Public Counsel Services. Josh's cases are primarily in Suffolk Superior Court and the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court.
Also joining us is Attorney Greg Apt. Greg is a public defender in Los Angeles County, where he has been working as a public defender for 11 years
Our third guest is Attorney Robert Spangenberg, President of The Spangenberg Group, which has for the last twenty years conducted research on civil and criminal justice system-related topics. The Spangenberg Group is a nationally recognized research and consulting firm specializing in improving justice programs.