By Anonymous - 17/03/2016 15:34 - United States - Pomona

Today, in court, my client ran his mouth at the judge, cursing him out and then trying to lecture him on "freedom of speech" when he was found in contempt. I don't know what it is with these nutjobs, but I wish I'd never become a public defender. FML
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It's never too late to switch careers...

He needs to learn when to use his "freedom of speech"


go into criminal defense. that's where the big money is

OP DID get into criminal defense. A public defender is a criminal defense attorney who works for the state. It's kinda the entry-level gig for defense lawyers.

It's never too late to switch careers...

He needs to learn when to use his "freedom of speech"

And that "freedom of speech" isn't the same as "freedom of consequences"..

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So because some people don't have jobs OP shouldn't complain.. on an app made for things which are an FML? That's ridiculous. And it's not like it's super easy to just find another job. Come on.

You're the kind of person that would serve someone raw chicken and uncooked rice and then bitch that kids in Africa are starving when they complain.

#12 I see your point. I only wrote that because I feel that he should look for another job is he doesn't like the one he has. #18 I have only worked in minimum wage jobs and work as hard as I can if I do make a mistake I own up to it. This FML kinda pissed me off cause everyone and the place I work had there hours cut. And I'm looking for a new job cause I can't work here with the hours in working and take care of myself.

Tatush_ 13

It's FML.. Everyone complains ..

That's terrible, although you are very noble for choosing that field as it is needed and a greatly overburdened area of law. However, if you're really that fed up with it, you have experience and public defending can be a boost to your resume, so it wouldn't be too difficult to switch to another field of law. Such as criminal defense attorney, real estate, family law, financial, it would allow you to have more flexibility with clients, so you would have more choice in the matter, hopefully avoiding such craziness.

ChaiseT 16

You have to wonder what these people think they'll accomplish by cursing at the judge...