I agree that not all of it is necessarily on her. If Trussel refused to plead guilty, for example, well, that was his right (and given the number of acquittals, maybe not such a bad call). So she's got to play the hand she's dealt. But she could have played a much more strategic hand. I also don't know the extent to which she has bought into any of the sovcit bullshit, although I didn't get the impression that she had.Patagoniagirl wrote:Give her a little break. She didn't have much to work with, she had a horrible client and no control. Her client was a lying piece of shit. Her actions and behavior in court however were disrespectful and juvenile.nbc wrote:Having seen IG in action, I am appalled at the quality or lack thereof as a legal representative for Terry.
Ill prepared, ill equipped, and mostly clueless on anything that required a legal understanding.
I got the impression she was just phoning it in because she knew she couldn't win. I've had to represent people who were clearly guilty and there was no available defense. It sucks. But I think our profession demands that we at least appear to zealously advocate for our clients. I think she thought she was doing that by acting all rightously indignant. Her client would have been better served if she had made whatever lame-assed legal arguments the situation called for without all the theatrics.
Whether she was aware that he would commit perjury is a whole other discussion, and I don't know the answer to that.