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Former public defender Ruslan Ivanov says he left his job because of the high stress. By NOMIN UJIYEDIIN. Kansas News Service. Ruslan Ivanov loved being a public defender. What he didn’t love was the way his work constantly followed him — at home, with friends and family, even on vacation. On one trip to Colorado, he stood in front of a breathtaking mountain view. And started thinking about a case. “I thought about, ‘I need to do something. Is there something that I forgot? Is there something that I’m missing?’” he said. “I still thought about the individuals that I encountered and their life situations … too much of that is maybe detrimental in one’s job as an attorney, but I still thought about it.” Full story

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