“Since we first spoke with Kurt Klomberg, he resigned as the Dodge County district attorney. Klomberg sent an email to colleagues announcing he was stepping down as of January 13th, and heartbroken over the collapse of the Dodge County prosecutor’s office after retirements, resignations, and no new full-time attorneys accepting positions.”
[Klomberg:] “That left me alone to do the work of six attorneys after February first. My family has made many, many sacrifices for me to do this work. When we were fully staffed, I was leaving before my children would barely get up in the morning and I was coming home after they went to bed. I saw no end in sight. I was concerned about my own health and also about the fact that I can’t do that amount of work without committing serious malpractice.”
How is it that the legislature can leave vacant offices of public prosecutors and public defenders? Why is the legislature not required to raise the pay of these public officers of the court to a level that will keep these positions filled?