Lawyers Take Cases Pro Bono To Keep Steelman's Court Moving

A group of Chattanooga attorneys volunteered to take cases pro bono today in Judge Barry Steelman's Criminal Courtroom so that a backlog would not increase further until multiple recusal motions by Public Defender Ardena Garth are dealt with. Garth was in the courtroom continuing to step aside on all new cases, saying in an earlier motion that Judge Steelman has been "venomous" toward her office. Steelman has set a hearing for Monday afternoon on the recusal motions. The Chattanoogan has the update