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Local 10: Miami-Dade Public Defender, State Attorney offices continue to ask the state for higher salaries

MIAMI – Miami-Dade State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, was joined by several other South Florida state attorneys, public defenders, and community leaders asking for state lawmakers to increase budgets for paying assistant state attorneys and public defenders.

These factors are forcing seasoned attorneys to find different work just to support their families which leads to a lot of turnover in these offices.

“It really breaks my heart when I hear a victim come and say you know I’ve been with 7 lawyers on my case, it’s taken all these years,” State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said.

This content was produced Ian Margol for Local 10 WPLG. Click here to continue reading this article. 

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