First, let's kill the sick people.
"Let's kill all the lawyers" is a line from William Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2. The full quote is "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers". It is among Shakespeare's most famous lines. It's been used as a snarky joke for centuries. The point of the line is to infer that lawyers make the task of abusing the king's subjects difficult. A dictatorship or monarchy is hassled by lawyers who question the ruling elite. Recent policy changes and tactics
Trump’s legal team is a disgrace and not what lawyers do.
Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow are both lawyers. They are both allegedly on President Donald Trump’s legal team, but their actions are a disgrace to lawyers and don’t represent what lawyers do. Lawyers don’t try their cases in the media. Lawyers don’t comment on their cases in the media for obvious reason. They can betray a confidential matter and, worse, implicate the client in a crime, and even worse, taint a jury pool and prevent a fair trial. Nearly every state, including
One tweet proves the value of the right to remain silent and why you use it.
The 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution grants to everyone the right to remain silent and the right against self-incrimination. In other words, you can legally decline to cooperate with police and you do not have to give answers that help the police put you in jail. You just say, "I have nothing to say. I want my lawyer." Every good lawyer tells every client not to talk to police. Why? Because what you say can and will hurt you. I always say "the truth won't set y
The trial penalty and how to avoid it.
A national lawyer’s group dedicated to protecting criminal defendants is, again, sounding the alarm about the threat that lawyers call the “trial penalty.” The trial penalty is basically this: If you’re a criminal defendant and you elect to go to trial, you open yourself up to the judge sentencing you to the maximum sentence. If you take a plea bargain for a lighter sentence, you know what you’re gonna get when you walk in front of the judge. The National Association of Crimi
Women lawyers still face discrimination
A friend of mine, a female lawyer whom I respect greatly, shared an article on social media today that has import for lawyers and clients. It was an Atlantic Monthly article by Lara Bazelon, a career trial lawyer and, now, law professor, that details the obstacles women lawyers face that men never face. It's an eye-opening look at practicing law from a woman's perspective. It details the sexism that pervades the justice system, and provides us with many examples of how women