Solicitor Wilson and the American Bar Association have both recognized that prosecutors are not merely case-processors and that we should provide service to the community, including involvement in public service and Bar activities, public education, community service activities, and Bar leadership positions. (According to the ABA, a prosecutorial office should support such activities, and the office's budget should include funding and paid release time for such activities.)
Solicitor Wilson understands that we cannot accomplish our mission of protecting people and making our communities safer without having the trust and involvement of those we serve. Encouraging critical discussions regarding important topics and having our staff involved in our collective community can only help further our mission and the public's understanding of what we do and why we do it.
As prosecutors, we are the guardians of justice and bringing awareness to our efforts and our challenges will help us be more effective in finding the justice we seek. Having a healthy staff that is engaged in our community and an office that is committed to informing the public of our progress will provide opportunities for an ever-important exchange of ideas.