Moonlighters tackle their legal debt

Public attorneys as bartenders, tutors.

, The National Law Journal

A perfect storm of salary freezes, law school debt and the rising cost of living has led many prosecutors and assistant public defenders to take on second jobs to make ends meet. Corey Sherman, an assistant public defender in Minneapolis, says almost everyone in her office moonlights. The 29-year-old bartends at weddings one night a week and tutors law students on the side. She said she makes more at the other jobs than she does as an assistant public defender.

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