From A Guest Speaking, Practicing, Public Defender:
On Smart Clients:
"I got my client a plea deal of 8 years for kidnapping…he refused…I was like ‘you confessed, they have it on video tape, why are you going to make me go to trial and look stupid?'"
On Plea Deals:
Student: "What tactics do you use for negotiating pleas with the District Attorney?"
Attorney: "Please. Really...Please! Other times it is like, come on, you owe me one for screwing my last client"
On Trial Tactics:
Student: "How often do you put your clients on the stand?"
Attorney: "I wish I never had to put my clients on the stand"