Quid Pro Quo: New Initiative Pairs Young Private Attorney’s Seeking Experience with Public Defenders

Quid Pro Quo: New Initiative Pairs Young Private Attorney’s Seeking Experience with Public Defenders

By Genevieve Citrin; Last year, Missouri gained the national spotlight when the director of the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office, Michael Barrett, assigned Governor Jay Nixon a criminal case. While Nixon did not take up the case, with media attention, Barrett underscored major challenges Missouri’s indigent defense system faces.

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