On March 5, 1770, British soldiers shot into a crowd of colonists. This event became known as the Boston Massacre. In the subsequent trial, John Adams and Josiah Quincy defended the British soldiers. Both Adams and Quincy were challenged by friends and family for representing deeply unpopular clients who were a threat to the emerging republic. This panel will explore this historical trial and what lessons we have or have not learned as we face similar issues in 2008.

Kathleen Clark (Panel leader)

Daniel R. Coquillette

David H. Remes

Premium Content for:

  • ABA The Center for Professional Responsibility Members
Join Now

Already a member? Log In