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Call # KF224.J36 S65 2008
Author Smith, Abbe
Title Case of a lifetime : a criminal defense lawyer's story / Abbe Smith
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
Edition 1st ed
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Descript. 246 p. ; 25 cm
Summary/Abstract "Case of a Lifetime is the story of one lawyer's efforts to vindicate a woman wrongly imprisoned for twenty-eight years because of mistaken identification. In a deeply personal voice - one full of insight and wit - Professor of Law Abbe Smith shares her journey from law student to seasoned criminal lawyer through her decades-long defense of this innocent client. Interweaving other real-life cases, she offers an unusually honest look at the motivations and challenges, joy and heartbreak, ethics and "morality" of criminal defense." "Notwithstanding the bedrock principle that a person accused of crime is "presumed innocent," Case of a Lifetime illustrates the weighty burden of fighting for both the innocent and the not so innocent. It is a moving and unsettling look at how the system really works."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-240) and index
Subject Smith, Abbe
Jarrett, Patsy Charlene Kelly, 1951-
Trials (Murder) -- New York (State) -- Utica
Defense (Criminal procedure) -- New York (State) -- Utica
Attorney and client -- United States
Legal ethics -- United States
OCLC # 181601129
Table of Contents
 Prologue1
 Innocence13
 Truth63
 Hope117
 Freedom163
 Epilogue223
 Acknowledgments229
 Index241