The Anti-Gnostic [reactionary]
What did you study? What did you specialize in?
What has been your professional experience in the arena of law? How long have you been in the profession?
Are there any links we can follow to see something more about you?
What types of cases interest you most?
Ones with loads of interpersonal dynamics
How do clients find you? Why do you think they choose you?
I work for rainmakers.
How do you set your rates? Does it have to do with time commitment , what is at stake, or with the financial ability of the client?
What the market will bear
How do you sell a client on the strategy you develop for litigation?
Breaking it down into the simplest terms possible
Clients can sometimes be emotionally upset. How do you get them to adopt a realistic and rational attitude?
Wait them out
What do you do when your gut says your client is lying to you?
Tell them I don't care how bad the truth is, but if they lie, they have to find five other people willing to back them up, and that's an impossible task
Have you ever defended someone's innocence while knowing with certainty that he/she was really guilty?
Don't do criminal defense
What reasons would you have for not taking on a case? How would you justify it?
Client is bankrupt or in receivership. I gotta eat.
What strategy is usually effective, an aggressive and intimidating one, or one that seeks a reasonable compromise?
Is it important to know beforehand the personality and habits of the judge that is going to decide the case?
It's more important to know the personality and habits of opposing counsel.
Is courage needed to practice your profession?
What is justice? Is there a way to measure it, or is it only a sentiment?
It is a subjective value preference, dependent entirely on individual actors in the transaction
Should the social repercussions of a sentence, i.e., the message that it sends to society, be kept in mind?
Don't do criminal law
DNA analysis has revealed some serious judicial errors in the past. Isn't that a sufficient argument for abolishing the death penalty?
Is it acceptable ethically to think of a lawsuit as a business opportunity?
A video shows the guilt of the defendant, but because it was recorded illegally it is not admissible as evidence and the defendant goes free. Is this absurd justice?
What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of the jury system?
Rational, grounded jurors can cut to the chase, reach an equitable verdict, and send the parties home by suppertime.
Many jurors are not rational and grounded.
Is it necessary to maintain a costly and slow justice system in order to avoid a flood of irrelevant cases?
The converse is actually true.
How do you see the defense of royalties in an increasingly digital future?
Going the way of the tea tax.
Is the amount of attention paid to crime by the mass media excessive?
What continuing education do you receive in order to keep up-to-date?
Seminars, advance sheets
Where are you headed professionally? What would you like to be doing five years from now?
No idea. Practicing law in a way that comports with client expectations.
What advice can you give someone with an interest in pursuing this profession?
Don't. Take up a trade instead. Ideally, a couple of trades.