Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Why Can't He Just Let Us Have Our Creed?

Prosecutor Tom and I go back and forth about the Public Defender's Creed. Well, he goes forth and I go back. Or something like that. Anyway, I think I win. ;-)

4 Comments:

Blogger Travis said...

Yes, you win.

This is so well said:
"The creed is really something public defenders use for inspiration--to remind ourselves that our job is not just about that one case or one client. But that only by fulfilling out duties to zealously represent our clients will the system that is designed to punish the guilty while protecting the innocent truly work that way. As I'm sure you can understand, this is not easy work. We sometimes must advocate on behalf of people who have done things that are disgusting, cruel, heinous, and worthy of our own personal condemnation. But, we do it because we know that we must in order for the system to work for everyone. Of course, it is an ideal. It sounds high and mighty. But, sometimes idealism and high and mighty proclamations are what you need to inspire you through the rough and tumble world that we do each and every day."

Thanks for responding to him. Let us have our creed. I hand it out to the law students that volunteer in our office as part of their orientation packet.

9/13/2006 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Sanchovilla said...

Injustice Anywhere - 1
Tom McKenna - 0

9/15/2006 1:41 PM  
Blogger 123txpublicdefender123 said...

Hee! I mean, it's our creed, right? You don't see us ripping apart the prosecutor's creed, do you?

9/16/2006 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Amos said...

This won't truly have success, I think this way.
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