In all walks off life, you will come across hypocritical people. They do not walk the same walk they talk. Human beings are multi-faceted. We show different sides of ourselves depending on the circumstances. This is especially true in the Internet era. Individuals are all the … [Read more...] about Hiding Behind the Badge
The criminal justice system effectively sentences those with mental illness to life in prison. Penal institutions are not the nation’s largest “protectors” of the mentally ill; yet, jails and prisons are no place for these individuals. … [Read more...] about The Fast Track to a Life Behind Bars
I want a real attorney. I could not afford to hire an actual attorney. I do not want a public pretender. There are so many variations, but the message is always the same. Time and again, clients and even prospective jurors will make these sorts of comments. As a new … [Read more...] about I Want a Real Attorney
“When you are promoted, you will be a DA?” I nearly choked on my food. “No, definitely not. I have no desire to be a DA,” I responded. I proceeded to explain that I could work for a district attorney’s office now if I wanted to, but that I have absolutely no desire to spend my … [Read more...] about How Do You Defend Someone You Know is Guilty?
“You will never be as respected in this profession as I am. You just won’t.” Offended, I rolled my eyes as I listened to this older Caucasian male attorney. “You’re a woman.” “That’s not true,” I retorted. At that point, I was not open to any suggestion that in this day and … [Read more...] about She is Just a Young Woman