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I'm about to graduate & came to law school with the goal of being a public defender. I'm still open to the idea & I think it's still a worthy stepping stone (& I LOVED the 3 ye… more

Do you all only offer flat fee or hourly rates from client? If so, why. Learning that it’s mainly flat fee.

Any insight on life as a Fed Public Defender? That has always been my goal. I'm currently a 3rd year associate at a private defense firm doing litigation. I did firm life first to pay off my stude… more


How do you figure out who is the best appellate attorney in a particular circuit?


How to vet a criminal defense attorney? What questions do you think prospective clients should ask? Does it make a difference if criminal defense attorney has public defender experience? Appreciate … more

Looking for recommendations on federal appellate attorney in Texas. Thank you in advance!

If anyone is looking for an amazing per diem lawyer in thr NYC area, reach out to me and I can recommend an amazing female attorneys. She is not a per diem attorney, but does it to help attorneys out… more

Know your worth Kings 😎

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Why aren’t there “large” criminal defense firms as there are with other types of law?


I said what I said.

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Looking for referral of great criminal defense attorney in NYC. Friend got into a dispute with girlfriend. She ended up called the police. Please DM me. Thanks!

Does anyone here work at Salt Lake Legal Defender Association?

Looking for referrals to great criminal defense attorneys in Lee County Florida. Please comment or message me. Thx

Hi all. I’m trying to move from corporate biglaw to either private or public criminal defense. Is this transition likely? I’m a second year.

I'm seriously tired of all the injustice done by cops. I've now caught several in blatant lies... On video or on record.

Maybe this is a mild vent but it gets really hard to defend cases where … more


Does anyone turn over their Ring Camera footage to police? On the one hand I would like to help my neighbors. On the other hand I don’t want to help police/prosecution. Plus I don’t want to conflict myself out of… more

Does anyone have advice for generating leads/client acquisition? i’m starting my own law firm.

What is the best way to transition from insurance defense to criminal defense? I’ve been working in ID for about a year and have never been more bored in my life. I want to be challenged and do intere… more

Client gets distracted driving ticket. Pros adds no ops charge but it’s not on the ticket. Issue or not? He hasn’t received a new ticket.

Any advice for becoming a public defender in Southern California

Has anyone successfully moved their practice to a new state? I would like to get out of Texas but criminal defense is so jurisdiction specific, even at the federal level, that I’m worried I would have… more


I’m currently in civil litigation but I’ve always loved the criminal defense law world. Does it make sense to go to a PD office to get trial experience to get my foot back in the criminal door?

About to file a writ of habeas corpus for client where I.C.E. detainer is not executed and bond was paid. Will judge revoke bond if he hears about I.C.E. detainer. I’m guessing he will after I file … more

Hi - How do you find out who is a top criminal defense healthcare attorney in your state?

I’m a new associate working for a well-known defense attorney in my state. On one hand, I’m thankful for the opportunity to learn from one of the best, but he also excoriates and belittles me for my m… more

Judge-shopping is frowned upon in most jurisdictions, if not actually prohibited in the local Bar rules or in legislation. So, how do you handle providing your client with necessary advice when you wa… more

Does anyone have NY legal aid criminal.defense training materials??

What're people using for practice management platforms these days? I'm using Clio.

Crim Def Atty in Southern Arizona.


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