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Author: Loranda Kenyon

Loranda Kenyon Loranda Kenyon is a second year law student at the University of South Dakota School of Law and staff writer for Volume 62 of the South Dakota Law Review. She has worked as a legal intern for the Minnehaha County Public Defenders Office and enjoys photography.

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Staying safe: A summer at the public defender's office

September 14, 2016

Perhaps one of the first things people think when considering what a public defender does for a living is: “how can they defend guilty people?” Public defenders deal with criminal misdemeanor and felony cases, and often have hundreds of open cases at a time. These cases range from first degree