Everyone Hiring a Criminal-Defense Lawyer Should Read This

In Casual cruelty–part two Judge Kopf mentioned “Abraham S. Blumberg’s 1967 classic entitled The Practice of Law as a Confidence Game: Organizational Cooptation of a Profession.”

Confidence games, law, and the cooptation of the profession? That sounded right up my alley. I found a copy in the wild. After reading it a couple of times, I am convinced that it is something that everyone needing to hire a criminal-defense lawyer should read and understand. It is poorly written (“classic”?) and unsourced, but utterly cynical and mostly true.

Read it.

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Mark Bennett got his letter of marque from the Supreme Court of Texas in May 1995. He is famous for having no sense of humor when it comes to totalitarianism.
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    • Mark Bennett says:

      I have approved this comment in line with my new policy of giving spammy lawyers rope to hang themselves. When Ms. Adelman discovers that her Google ranking has gone down because of such spammy links, she shouldn’t come crying to me.

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