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    In the United States, the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution provides citizens to the right to a speedy, public trial by an impartial jury and the right to retain counsel for defense ("Bill of Rights," n.d.). If a person does not have the monetary means to acquire the legal representation of a lawyer, a public defender is assigned to the case to provide legal counsel and representation. The concept of a public defender was initiated in 1914 in Los Angeles County, California in response to a need for legal aid for indigent criminal defendants (Cole, Smith, & DeJong, 2015). There have been various studies on the effectiveness of a privately appointed lawyer versus a public defender, results show there is little difference in the end result but there are pros and cons to each type of counsel. Public Defense Pros The simple fact that the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution allows all citizens to the right to retain legal counsel is in itself a luxury that people around the world are denied on a daily basis. Despite the stigma surrounding public defenders, they have significant advantages in both plea arrangements and trial courts. Public defenders tend to develop close relationships with prosecutors, this allows them to better negotiate fair and appropriate terms in a plea bargain (Cornwell, 2015). Additionally, public…

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    Public Defender Essay

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    Public defender I would like to be a public defender. Public defenders are important because they help people who are not wealthy enough to get an attorney. Why would someone need a lawyer who can not pay for one? Situations happen, if they do not have the money to get a lawyer then the public defenders help. This is good because sometimes, something happens where you can not get the money for something. It happens to the best of us, it feels good to have them by our side helping us! I…

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    For many public defender lawyers or non-profit lawyers, they can work in cramped and crowded environments with a lack of funding. This lack of funding has also lead to much lower salaries for these public lawyers. The lowest salaries can start at $60,000 for lower income areas and not go much higher than that. In non-profit work, depending on the funding of the particular non-profit, lawyers could on average make $80,000. For private practice, conditions are much better. If one works for a large…

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    publicly-funded attorneys (Giovanni 6). Defenders across the nation today, though, face much resentment and animosity dating back to the Tough-on-Crime era when they were scapegoats for many societal issues simply because they were helping the accused. Unfortunately, if a defendant was in court, then he was assumed guilty by many—especially if he was black and poor—and this supposition continues to pervade opinions today. These reactions result in high pressure on politicians not to allocate…

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    Perimeter Defense Essay

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    Perimeter Defense: Beyond the Basics It is called "all round defense". In other words, a threat can come from any direction. It is important that you know the area around the structure you are defending. Ideally, you have sketched on paper your property's' prominent terrain features, features that could offer cover and/or concealment to an opposing force or offer the same to you the defender. Once down on paper you would then measure the distance from any cover or concealment that the terrain…

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    On Wednesday, March 7th, I took place in an interview with the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office. There were three interviewers that conducted this interview, over Facetime, this afternoon at 3:39 pm, which were Debra, Steve and Peter. The interview process began with Peter Inouye, in which he introduced the other interviewers and then began the interview questions by asking me to introduce myself. In response, I let them know that I was a senior at the University of California, Irvine…

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    war, and related these acts to a survival situation. He had learned how quickly people can snap and become someone they are not. The novel is an allegory for the hardships and conflicts he had to deal with during the war. This novel is filled with examples of survival in this novel such as surviving on the island or Piggy trying to overcome his physical disabilities. Although there are many important conflicts in the story, the most important conflicts are Ralph and Jack fighting for power,…

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    Shown in figures six, seven and eight is a ladder formation similar in nature to the bottleneck, in which red plays directly in between both blue counters (D4), ultimately forcing the defender to create a ladder. However, this is not done until an escape piece is first played beyond the origin of the ladder; in this case, it is placed in the fourth row. As shown in figure seven, a counter is played in D7, which blue is tricked into defending by placing a counter in F8. The ladder is ultimately…

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    Myra Brooks In-Turner

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    Myra Brooks Turner passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Parkwest Hospital surrounded by her family. Myra Brooks-Turner is an educator, an award-winning composer, professional pianist and freelance writer. Having started musical training at The Juilliard School in New York City at age twelve, she holds bachelors and masters honors degrees with piano, theory and composition from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. A professional composer and musical director in Dallas, Myra…

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    In 1962, noted biologist Rachel Carson published her book Silent Spring that told of the different effects poisons, such as parathion, have on the ecosystem. Soon after being published, her book gained the attention of the American public and helped to transform their attitudes towards the environment. In the excerpt Carson advocates for the ban of parathion by describing the farmers’ use for the poison as warlike, by faulting the ignorant public, and the negligent government for the poison’s…

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