June 01, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Defender Workloads Are Unethical

Stephen F. Hanlon and Mark Stephens

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We read with interest and dismay Judge Sean C. Gallagher’s “Sua Sponte” comments in the Winter 2016 issue, in which he responds to the featured article “Meet-and-Plead: The Inevitable Consequence of Crushing Defender Workloads,” written by several of our American Bar Association colleagues. Among other things, Judge Gallagher claims that such a characterization “is an oversimplification that doesn’t hold up.”

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