Catherine McNamara, Public Defender

Ali on the Run Show Episode 352: On the Job with Catherine McNamara, Public Defender

“It’s terrifying. But I think that’s a good thing.”

This week on the job, we’re headed to the courtroom! Catherine McNamara is a public defender in Massachusetts — a job she says is often mischaracterized and misunderstood. So she’s here to clear things up. Catherine talks about what makes her work hard, stressful, important, and rewarding, and talks about what it’s like in the courtroom. She also talks about developing the confidence needed to be a litigator and trial attorney.

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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