Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Kudos to attorney Brian Privor who left his practice in D.C. for six months to help out in the difficult criminal defense and public defender situation in New Orleans, on which we had posted here. You can follow along with his eye-opening account -- including many interesting local observations beyond the criminal defense situation -- at his blog [great name!], Do Not Pass Geaux.
Recently Brian has linked to the funny Onion story on the final rebuilding of New Orleans, and has posted the harrowing true tale of a juvenile court judge briefly jailing defense attorney and clinical-prof hero Steve Singer of Loyola for, in essence, not having enough help to do all the work that needs to be done. At least Brian is there. He writes on that standoff, "As if the criminal justice system isn't under enough strain, here's an example of how not to solve the problem."