Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Public Defenders and Criminal Defense Attorneys

There are a couple of attorneys in the office that just don't fit. It's not that they're bad attorneys, they just seem out of place Janet independently mentioned that there are public defenders and there are criminal defense attorneys who happen to work in a public defender office. She hit the nail on the head. That was the difference; they just don't give off that PD 'vibe.'
But what is the "PD vibe?"
I think it's giving a damn. Criminal defense attorneys that become PD's do so for the steady salary and a guaranteed case referral service. This is particularly important for those whose bedside manner is so bad they can't attract their own clients. Note that I said case referral, not client referral, because the PD vibe involves seeing clients as humans and as individuals. For a criminal defense attorney, a divorce is the same as a criminal case is the same as a zoning variance. It's a file to get finished and be done with; just another widget on the assembly line.
Caveat; I'm overgeneralizing all over, particularly with regard to the criminal defense attorneys who do care. They've got the vibe, too. So maybe it's not a PD vibe, but a decency vibe. It's both a humanist vibe (focusing on the worthiness and dignity of the individual) and a Christian (Matthew 25:40) vibe.

Jack

5 Comments:

Blogger Sanchovilla said...

Overgeneralizing Schmovergeneralizing...You guys are SO right on with this post.

6/30/2006 11:23 AM  
Blogger camilyn said...

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7/26/2010 3:43 AM  
Anonymous Charla Mcguyer said...

That's right Camilyn, choosing an ideal criminal attorney is really important. People must find a lawyer who is strictly specialized with their case & a lawyer whom he'll be comfortable to divulge all the details.

11/01/2011 8:03 AM  
Anonymous Guy Chambliss said...

A good lawyer has to have a professional attitude, and keep a cool head when dealing with people involving a case. Nonetheless, it's important that they care for their clients as well, as it shows that they are willing to work with them to help resolve the issue quickly and efficiently.

2/05/2012 2:05 PM  
Anonymous Charla Mcguyer said...

Those criminal lawyer-slash-PD detectives are those who were enamored by TV Detective Serials. Let's not blame them all together. There's this prestige in foiling crime from the scene to the court. Cheers to that!

2/08/2012 5:34 PM  

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