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Prisoner

Who tells their story? Advocating for the wrongfully convicted

May 22, 2019

Sitting in the audience of Chicago’s crown jewel “Hamilton—the Musical," after my highly anticipated yet extremely delayed opportunity to see the show for the first time, I could not help but think about Derrick Shields, my client. As a central theme of the musical is the never-ending battle

Defendant

General criminal defense vs. niche criminal defense

December 14, 2016

While it is certainly possible to be a general criminal law attorney defending any criminal matter that comes through the door, there are many lawyers who choose to focus on a specific niche of criminal law.

Criminal Law Is Not Just About Criminals

May 01, 2011

By Rashida I. Sims. If you are interested in equal justice and serving others, then consider joining the Victims Committee of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section (CJS). This committee encourages a new conceptualization of the notion of the victim. The Victims Committee examines issues relating to crime victims and their participation