It must be recognized that it is tough for 99.9% of us to applaud the services of the Public Defenders. There they are day in & day out presenting the best defense for accused rapists, armed robbers, murderers, and child molesters, and it is the antithesis of what the rest of us would ever or could ever consider doing. However, could it be that the undauntable challenges that they face may be compared to those of the nurses in the Hospice Unit in your local hospital? I believe they are both very special people who possess a very unique nobility.
One thing I know with certainty - they couldn't pay me enough to do either job.