In the interest of full disclosure, part of the work I do is representing indigent parents and children in cases where DSS has taken children out of their homes, or as an appointed Guardian Ad Litem guarding the education or medical care or safety of a minor who is a ward of the state. These are the accounts that were either underfunded [line item 0321-1510] or vetoed [0330-0300]. But then kids don’t vote, and there is no money in fighting for the indigent, and for basic rights.
Yes, I also take full rate private clients and fight for them as well. If I did not, I would be bankrupt, and I do care about all my cases.
But there is something about these kids, at the mercy of the system, that means I never say no to an appointment. It could be life and death, after all.