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: Ipse Dixit

Things I have learned as a Public Defender

By "Ipse Dixit"

Never trust a colleague who thrusts a file in your hand at 4:00pm on Friday afternoon and says, "This client is a custody plea. Everything is ready to go. It is time served. Totally simple. Gotta run...byyyyeee!"You should never believe a colleague who feeds you this line because they will commonly leave shit out like, oh, I don't know:The client is crazyThey neglected to tell the client about the restraining orderThat when said client hears about the restraining order, ya know, for the first time on the record, that the client is going to FREAK the fuck outThe client is crazyThe client is crazy

Full post as published by Ipse Dixit on May 01, 2009 (boomark / email).

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