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Monthly Archives: October 2016

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5 Things TV gets Wrong about Defense Attorneys

A vast number of people, in the world, love watching crime thriller dramas/movies and legal shows for various reasons. They are exciting, thrilling, somewhat educate us about the functioning of the criminal justice system, attract and hold the attention and interest of the audience and portray criminal defense lawyers as cool dudes in black coats who earn huge sums of money in return for proving people innocent in the court. We all love TV lawyers because they are inspiring, captivating, entertaining, outrageous and handsome, and for these reasons among others, we cannot stop watching crime movies and legal shows. While law is a challenging and exciting profession, criminal defense lawyers, in reality, are not quite as they are depicted in [...]

A World Without Defense Attorneys

“A lawyer, with his briefcase, can steal more than a hundred men with guns.” “Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black.” “Good lawyers know the law; great lawyers know the judge.” These are some of the sarcastic comments that we often hear about lawyers, particularly defense lawyers. Defense attorneys top the list among professionals who have been stereotyped as liars, deceivers and fabricators. You might find yourself having similar thoughts. Even if you are one of the few who do not give in to these beliefs, chances are that you at least know someone who thinks that defense lawyers are evil people who don’t have a moral or honest bone in their body. People sometimes go to the extent [...]