Leadership Begins by Showing Up

Vol. 39 No. 8


Imagine that you’re a freshly minted lawyer charged with defending an individual who may have committed the worst crime imaginable and you, much like the rest of society, think that person is guilty before you’ve even met. If you defend the person, you’re most likely going to be shunned by your peers and looked at with disdain by your community. However, you can’t escape the firm belief that the constitution is there to protect all citizens—whether that person is guilty or innocent. What do you do?

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