On this episode, I welcome Richard Zitrin, a trial lawyer and lecturer on the College of California, Hastings Faculty of Legislation, to speak about how he turned a prison justice advocate and share some recommendation for aspiring attorneys. He explains his involvement within the San Quentin Six Case, which turned the impetus for his profession in prison justice. Richard has devoted his profession to preventing for justice, first as a prison protection lawyer, after which as a civil lawyer representing poor folks. He has seen firsthand the injustice that poor folks and folks of colour face within the American authorized system and has written a guide about it. Moreover, he describes how the circumstances he dealt with opened his eyes to the way in which prisoners had been handled and the way this motivated him in writing his guide, Trial Lawyer: A Life Representing People Against Power.
The Jabot podcast is an offshoot of the Above the Legislation model targeted on the challenges girls, folks of colour, LGBTQIA, and different numerous populations face within the authorized business. Our identify comes from none apart from the Infamous Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the jabot (ornamental collar) she wore when delivering dissents from the bench. It’s a reminder that even after we aren’t profitable, we’re nonetheless a strong power to be reckoned with.
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