Monday, October 28, 2002

Slimy lawyer of the day. Robert Blake's lawyer, Harland Braun, says he will defend a murderer but not someone who appears on TV. Blake agreed to a TV interview, so Braun quit being his lawyer, saying "I don't think there's a criminal lawyer anywhere in the country that would allow this."

I hope Blake hasn't paid this scumbag lawyer. Blake is a famous actor, and he needs defense in the court and in the media. An honest defendant should be willing to tell his story to anyone. This lawyer seems to be more on his own ego trip than to defend the interests of his client.

Another paper says:
Loyola University law professor Stan Goldman said Braun is correct that Blake could hurt himself in the interview and that if Blake was defying Braun now he would probably do it again.
"Lawyers have to know their clients are going to take their advice," Goldman said. "They tell their clients, 'Either I am the lawyer, or I'm not the lawyer.' If Blake does this now, what's he going to do later."

How do these lawyers get the idea that the client is their personal slave? The lawyer works for the client. There is no reason for the client ever being required to do what the lawyer asks.

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