Mid-sized city in the Carolinas. The two public defenders in the small town where I grew up (elsewhere) had awful reputations. They both had degrees from "law schools of last resort," I think, too.
Public defender jobs are actually very competitive? That blows my mind. Certainly, the ones around where I live aren't. The local district attorney once joked that "there's a reason they're called the 'lawyers of last resort.'"
Where do you live? Public defender jobs in major cities are extremely competitive.
Again, I'm amazed to hear that it's different elsewhere, but you learn something every day, I guess.
Interesting. Maybe I should start looking down there!
By the way, I was just curious, and I didn't mean to sound hostile at all. I'm sorry if it came off that way.