Public Defenders and Criminal Defense Attorneys
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.