Monday, May 18, 2009

How defense lawyers aid law enforcement, and how to make your case appeal to multiple audiences

I just read something novel today - well, at least it was novel to me. It was in a PARADE article that discussed difficulties in funding court-appointed lawyers for the indigent. Now this is not a popular cause among certain circles, but David Carroll, of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, hit on a phrase that could make his cause more appealing to the "law and order" folks.

[E]very wrongfully convicted defendant leaves a real criminal on the street.

Now that's a lesson in presentation - make sure that your sales pitch appeals to someone other than yourself.

The entire article is here.

(H/T Robert McAuley, retired from the Lincoln, Nebraska Police Department.)
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