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For Maryland Public Defender, Economic Crisis Means More Work
Editor's Note: On Friday's NewsHour, Paul Solman looks at the issue of worker burnout as a side effect of the recession. As companies have reduced their workforce, the remaining employees are having to do more with less. Below, Maryland public defender Emily Livingston describes how her caseload has increased: