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The Denver Post has a nice profile today of criminal defense attorney Lisa Wayne. Lisa articulately answers some of the questions most frequently asked of defense lawyers — including this one:

What if your client is guilty? You never make that kind of subjective call. I’ve had cases where there’s been overwhelming evidence against my client, and it still didn’t make a difference to me. I think what would be worse is if an attorney decided a client was guilty when they weren’t, and then didn’t defend that client in a zealous manner because of their personal feelings.

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I’d like to see more of these types of profiles in the MSM. The justice system would crumble without the dedicated work of defense lawyers, many of whom earn far less than their civil counterparts. They really are liberty’s last champions.

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