Resignations leave public defender system ‘in crisis’



April 10, 2019 - 9:39 AM

Ruslan Ivanov loved being a public defender. What he didn?t love was the way his work constantly followed him ? at home, with friends and family, even on vacation.

On one trip to Colorado, he stood in front of a breathtaking mountain view. And started thinking about a case.

?I thought about, ?I need to do something. Is there something that I forgot? Is there something that I?m missing??? he said. ?I still thought about the individuals that I encountered and their life situations ? too much of that is maybe detrimental in one?s job as an attorney, but I still thought about it.?

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