Jennifer Joyce

Commentator

Jennifer Joyce joined the Circuit Attorney’s Office as an Assistant Circuit Attorney in 1994 and was elected Circuit Attorney in 2000. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Law in 1987, she joined a private firm known today as Husch Blackwell. Joyce currently serves as president on the BackStoppers Board of Directors, is a current board member of St. Louis Regional Crime Commission and a former board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition, she is a member of the National District Attorneys Association, the Missouri Bar Association Board of Governors, the Illinois Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Women Lawyer's Association of Greater St. Louis and the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (served as President).

Commentary
5:33 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Public Defense System's Problem Management, Not Resources

Jennifer Joyce.
(Courtesy of SC Ryan Counsulting)

I’ve known professor Michael Wolff since he taught me in law school 25 years ago, so I was eager to hear his recent on-air opinion piece about Missouri’s Public Defender system.  I’m pleased to say that Professor Wolff and Missouri’s prosecutors agree on many of the points he raises in his opinion piece.  We agree that it is the role of prosecutors to pursue justice, and that that justice can only occur when there are qualified, experienced defense attorneys and prosecutors.

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