I have worked as both a public defender and as a prosecutor. While I consider them to be two sides of the same coin, the world does not. The jobs are actually very different. One answers to the public, the other to the individual. A prosecutor builds cases, block by block. Cementing together the elements … Continue reading White Hat/Black Hat
I started out my adult life firmly rooted in the underbelly of society. It seemed a natural fit for me to stay on that side of the tracks even after I became an official member of society. The Cook County (ie. Chicago) Public Defenders Office is a trip. I loved it. The office has over … Continue reading Soldier in a Righteous Army
A lawyer is comprised of three things, an ego, a Juris Doctorate, and passage of the Bar Exam. This post is in reference to the middle one, law school and a JD degree. Law school is comprised of 3 years of post graduate education at an accredited Law School. It is all at once magnificent, … Continue reading Peering Through the Legal Prism
I have started to branch out a little more through the use of guest posts. At first, I was guarded about my original material and hoarded it up for exclusive use on this blog. Eventually, I realized what everyone else was already saying. Getting your posts out to different, larger groups of readers is how … Continue reading Another Guest Post – This Time About Law School
Law - Here at last I found the juxtaposition of my various strengths and interests. Some combination of juvenile traits, stubbornness, machismo, vanity, had a legal education as third on my list behind the military and politics. Fate is a funny thing. I have always had a head for unorthodox thinking and a deep seeded … Continue reading Why The LAW?