BB&D Pledges Support For The Missouri Coalition For The Right To Counsel

The Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel, a newly formed nonprofit entity, has proposed a system wherein private practice attorneys try certain jury cases in St. Louis and St. Louis County, where they can gain trial experience and reduce the caseloads for public defenders.  BB&D is among more than a dozen St. Louis area firms that have pledged to provide volunteers, who will undergo training from and begin assisting public defenders. Read more here and here.