Apparently, North Carolina has decided to stop paying court appointed lawyers for a couple months because of budget problems. Hmmm. . . I wonder if the lawyers can pay their creditors with the letter they were sent.
Personally, I agree with the idea of generating a list of all the lawyers in the jurisdiction and making every single one of them take a week each. Just picture the $500 a hour partner from a BigLaw firm spending his week in court. I'd feel sorry for the Defendants, the judges, and the prosecutors but I bet the situation would be fixed quickly (especially if the BigLaw partner is forbidden to send an associate in his stead).