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Public defenders have one of the toughest gigs in the legal industry - but also one of the most rewarding. Sacrificing the big paycheck to help those in need, public defenders find job satisfaction — and excellent training — amid some of the most emotionally-taxing circumstances.
 
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Bored with your work? Becoming a public defender could solve that problem for you. Not a profession for the timid, standing up for those who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer ("indigent defense") is incredibly busy, often noble, sometimes disturbing, frequently underpaid and underappreciated - and never dull.

"It's the best job in the whole world," says Lee Coggiola, former public defender, now Chief Staff Attorney for the South Carolina Court of Appeals, Columbia.

Coggiola became a lawyer in a mid-career shift after working at IBM and caring for her young children. Out of law school, she clerked for a judge who became her mentor and guided her into indigent defense work.

Coggiola worked in indigent defense and criminal appeals for 15 years, and then spent five years as the Chief Public Defender of Richland County (which includes Columbia). In that office, 16 lawyers handled 7,300 cases a year. "That was lawyering - I felt like a lawyer," she says.

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