OPINION: Stop 'Vigorously Defending' Your Clients

Law360, New York (May 17, 2016, 3:30 PM EDT) -- The right to legal representation is a fixture of law and culture in America. Lawyers learn about the right to counsel in their first days of law school. For most Americans, the lessons about legal rights are more likely to come from reruns of Law & Order or, more recently, The Good Wife. Thanks to an endless array of TV dramas, just about everybody can recite at least part of the Miranda warning. The phrase "lawyering up" is a fixture of the culture, and the image of big companies bringing in armies of high paid lawyers is standard fare in movies...

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