LEGAL BEAGLES

posted October 14, 2011

What's that howling you hear? That's the sound of the dogs of the defense attorney world, Chicago Legal Aid Society, receiving a kick to the hindquarters by the state of Illinois. With state funding being cut everywhere, the legal defense of the downtrodden, the lower class, and those that pay off credit cards with credit cards are being treated like public radio � not worth the angst.

What does the Chicago Legal Aid Society's demise mean to you? Well, if you're not a CEO, a star athlete, or owner of your own network and you have a bank to rob or a stabbing to commit, you'd better get it done shortly. Otherwise, you'll have your choice between a public defender and a coat rack.