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The Defense Is Ready: Life in the Trenches of Criminal Law

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In this riveting exploration of the law, the courts, and how they really work, one of the most brilliant, flamboyant, and controversial lawyers of our time tells what it's like to be a defense attorney in late 20th-century America. Leslie Abramson has twice been named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association. of photos.
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Published February 1st 1997 by Simon & Schuster (a)
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Although I do not agree with Leslie's views on many social stands, I do admire her passion as a criminal defense lawyer. She is one of the best in the business if you understand how she feels about her clients. I always enjoy reading crime books that take place close to home and in this case she discusses cases she has taken on in the Los Angeles County area. One of the gruesomest cases she discussed in the book was about a boy who was dismembered by his father. Or so everyone believed. The trut ...more
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Dec 23, 2016 Lynn Pribus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not a new book by any means, but it was very interesting. Especially since I've been in a run of
"thrillers" with lawyers as the protags. Abramson is an inveterate defense lawyer and rule follower. Book is biographical, chronological and specific showing the behind-the-scenes machinations of the criminal justice system.

A candid exploration of trials. She especially inveighs against the "popularization" of crimes on the media such as Court TV and others where verdicts are predicted (rathe
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Stacy
Jan 19, 2016 Stacy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: criminal-justice
An unexpected surprise of a book that grabs you from the beginning and keeps you intterested with the reality and honesty of the stories and writing. The themes are those studied in criminal justice classes, but with the real-world applications to support them. Anyone interested in criminal defense should consider this a must-read.
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