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Miami-Dade Public Defender, State Attorney offices asking state for higher salaries

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MIAMI – Right now, both the Miami-Dade State Attorney and Miami-Dade Public Defender’s offices say they are losing attorneys at an alarming rate, and that salaries set by the state are so low, they’re having trouble recruiting new ones to fill empty slots.

“It’s quite remarkably frightening. Our lawyers, god love them, they work so hard they chose this job to serve their community,” said Fernandez Rundle. “But we shouldn’t expect them to take a vow of poverty. All they want is a reasonable, living wage, to be able to survive in Miami,” said State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle

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