Carrie Johnson http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Finally Eyeing Changes To Lawyers For Poor http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-finally-eyeing-changes-lawyers-poor Lawyers on all sides agree the system enshrined nearly 50 years ago that gives all defendants the right to a lawyer is not working. The Justice Department calls it a crisis — such a big problem that it's been doling out grants to improve how its adversaries perform in criminal cases.<p>Consider Michigan: Five times since the 1980s, independent groups have called on Michigan to change the way it pays lawyers for the poor. Each time, state officials have done nothing. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:03:55 +0000 Carrie Johnson 7881 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Finally Eyeing Changes To Lawyers For Poor