We’ve written before about how bad defense lawyers are responsible for as many wrongful convictions as anything else (see the section on “bad lawyers” in Why I Think the US Justice System is Broken – and Why It’s Not Getting Fixed). But what about on the prosecution side? The thought of legally unqualified prosecution attorneys – and this includes staff – is scary.
So this brings us to the question – when is a lawyer not a lawyer? Apparently, the answer may be – when they practice in Arizona. Get this — it’s actually not illegal to practice law in Arizona without a license.
Karyl Krug is a highly regarded Texas attorney who was transplanted to Arizona. What she encountered in the Arizona legal system was cause for profound dismay. She tells her own story here.