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The Quality Of A Legal Defense: Does It Matter If You’re Rich Or Poor?

Aired 1/16/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

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Stephen B. Bright, President, Southern Center for Human Rights

Transcript

Is the quality of legal representation different for someone who is poor and accused of a crime verses someone who can afford their own attorney? Stephen B. Bright of the Southern Center for Human Rights says the civil rights movement has had little effect on the justice system. He points to an overwhelmed court system, inexperienced attorneys with heavy caseloads and an inequity in funding for those defending accused who cannot afford their own attorney.

San Diego Lectures

Stephen B. Bright will be discussing ways to improve the quality of legal defense for indigent people during lectures at California Western School of Law and UC San Diego on Wednesday, January 18.

The public is invited to attend the lecture at 6 p.m. at UC San Diego's Price Center Ballroom East.

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HankPfeffer | January 26, 2012 at 7:59 p.m. ― 2 years, 2 months ago

Theoretically, all men are created equal. Theory is nice. Reality is less nice.

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