With public defenders’ offices in seven states refusing to take on new cases or suing to limit their caseloads, this week’s legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer looks at the plight of the public defender. Our guests for this program are Bennett H. Brummer, public defender in charge of the Miami-Dade Public Defender Office, who has brought a lawsuit seeking to send more cases to outside private lawyers, and David Carroll, director of research for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.