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Speaking proactively to the media, rather than following the media to the lions

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Lynn Stewart on organizing news conferences, and more.

Talking to the media about one’s criminal client without a sufficient goal and plan that are solely client-focused is like running through a lion’s den at lunchtime. I have written about this here.

Kudos to radical lawyer Lynne Stewart for talking about speaking to the media to a criminal defense client’s advantage, with a vengeance. No matter one’s view on whether Ms. Stewart should have been prosecuted, convicted, and subsequently disbarred, her above-posted video is a battery charger for me for defending clients with a vengeance, well beyond any media front. Jon Katz.