Unbundling Criminal Defense: Pro Se Assistance
Actual Intern Testimonial
For the longest time, the legal profession has struggled against pro se (self-represented) defendants in the criminal justice system. Although it is very important for defendants to consult with an attorney, especially in felony cases or other complex situations, sometimes people can handle their case themselves. JLongtin Law is currently working to make this process better for everyone- people, families, lawyers, and judges.
It is an honor to be working for a law firm that goes out of its way to engage in challenging work, and for a boss who adds to her own extensive workload so that she can help make Colorado a better place. There are not enough law firms like JLongtin Law. I will draw on this summer experience for the rest of my career.
My Own Mental Health Battle
“As long as the trauma is not resolved, the stress hormones that the body secretes to protect itself keep circulating, and the defensive movements and emotional responses keep getting replayed."
Summer 2019 Interns
I graduated with a degree in Ecology and Biodiversity; not exactly predestined for working in a law office. So why am I here?
Changes to the Colorado Competency Statutes
Joining us are Wyatt Bloomingdale, William Dewey, and Alyssa Stevenson.
Five Year Firmaversary
“To me, competency is the escape valve from the criminalization of mental illness in our country.“
Part of a Team
“Well, that escalated quickly.”
Hope isn’t a Strategy, but Sometimes it Works
“And while it might not sound like it’s a big difference, it makes all of the difference for me.”
Deep in Snowy Winter
“I would still rather be good than be lucky. But sometimes, it’s good to be both.”
“There is beauty in the breakdown.”