The last four hours, CNN has had a parade of defense attorneys, prosecutors and other legal analysts commenting on the livid judge who ordered Paris Hilton back to jail.
If you’re an attorney who practices in your own hometown and national legal news like this breaks, offer commentary, even if you’ve never represented a celebrity.
—5 signs a judge is angry.
—Why Paris wouldn’t like your local jail either. One attorney said jail wardens and prison officials puposely turn down the thermostat so low because it “calms down” inmates.
–The judge and the sheriff’s department in L.A. had a shouting match during the hearing, with the sheriff telling the judge that he can’t tell them what to do with their prisoners. He did. They caved. Who’s in charge in your town?
–What about people you’ve represented who have had “mental issues?” Are the local courts ever forgiving?
Analysis. Perspective. A cool head. A controversial or contrarian viewpoint.
If you have it, offer it.