Pay raises for court-appointed lawyers. Forgiving student loans forlawyers in the public sector. Smoothing relations between the defensebar and prosecutors.

Those are the primary goals of Fort Lauderdale criminal defenseattorney Bruce Lyons, who just began a one-year term as chairman of theAmerican Bar Association’s criminal justice section, a 9,000-memberorganization that seeks solutions to issues in the criminal justicesystem.