In This Episode:
I pull back the curtain on the difference between public defenders, appointed counsel and private lawyers. So often the injustices involved in the system are blamed on the performance of a lawyer rather than an inherent bias in our society against those we choose to marginalize. The episode explores why it is so necessary to adequately fund offices that provide defense for
those defendants who cannot afford to hire their own attorney.
The Rand Study of the Philadelphia Public Defender System can be found here.
TRIAL LAWYER MENTOR Quick Tip:
There was no Tip this week due to the length of the episode, however I do highly recommend Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book DAVID and GOLIATH. There is a link below to purchase the book which has an overall theme of understanding why the underdog is so often successful seemingly against all odds as well as a truly insightful discussion about California’s Three Strikes Law.
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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants