After 33 years at The Defender Association, Bob Boruchowitz is leaving to join Seattle University School of Law's faculty. Longtime defender making a case for a new generation of lawyers, Seattle PI, July 28, 2006.
Norm Maleng, who became King County prosecutor the same year Boruchowitz assumed leadership of The Defender Association, said Boruchowitz's efforts have made Seattle's public defenders "the finest in the country."Boruchowitz is proud to have helped change the public perception of public defense:
Before, he said, people were advised to hire lawyers if they possibly could.Thanks: Public Defender Stuff.
Now they're told, "Don't mortgage your mother's house, because if you have the public defender's office, you'll be fine," he said.
Update (Nov. 2, 2006): See also Boruchowitz Moving To Seattle U., Bar Bull, Sept. 2006.
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