In 1977 Jackie Geroux entered law school with one ambition--to become a criminal defense attorney, believing she'd be serving a noble purpose defending those whom the state sought to punish or incarcerate. After acting as a public defender for several years, she enters private practice with Noah Schepers, a been there, done that criminal defense attorney who has been witness to the good ol' boy legal system of St. Cloud, Minnesota, for forty years. In the first big case Noah gives Jackie, she must defend a man charged with a brutal rape, whom she feels is innocent. When the jury returns a guilty verdict, Jackie's idealism fuels her attempt to prevent a miscarriage of justice. But suddenly the woman who has accused Jackie's client of rape turns up dead, the victim of a horrific murder. When the accused wants to hire Noah and Jackie as defense attorneys, Jackie is starkly confronted with her obligation as a lawyer. Can she set aside personal feelings about whether her client is guilty and make the state prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt? Is that really in the interest of justice?
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Daniel Eller graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, in 1965, and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1969. After graduation, he served as law clerk to Federal Judge Miles Lord on Federal District Court for Minnesota. He moved back to his home town, St. Cloud, in the fall of 1970 and became District Public Defender in 1977, a position he held until 1990. As a public defender and in his private practice, Eller has tried serious felony cases with state-wide notoriety, including many cases of first-degree murder. He has been recognized by his peers as a Leading Attorney in his field of criminal law and has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" in criminal defense based on research conducted by Law & Politics.
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Book Description Hollyhock Publishing, LLC, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0980108101