I heard public defenders are really underpaid compared to lawyers, is that true?
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Bilingual JD/MBA with compliance and regulatory experience and real estate (leasing and franchise) expertise
Public defenders are lawyers. If you are only concerned about your salary, then a public defender is probably not a good position for you. Salaries vary with experience and field, but as a rule, a government attorney will make less than one in a private law firm. ALL attorneys have a large work load.