Filter Magazine: Public Defenders Are Hugely Overworked–But Also Underpaid Compared With Prosecutors

“Every aspect of my role from mentoring and fostering interest in public defense careers in students early on to extending offers…to saying goodbye to my colleagues who no longer found this career to be sustainable for them…I am hearing the same question over and over.

While I am incredibly committed to supporting my clients and their community, how am I supposed to support myself while on this salary?”

Shannon Cumberbatch, our Director of Hiring, Diversity, and Community Engagement, opens up about the pay difficulties public defenders face.

Read more here.