Stories From the Frontlines of Justice: From Prosecution to Defense
Helping us get Set for Sentencing this week, extraordinary defense attorney and fantastically empathetic human, Ashley Adams. Ms. Adams brings a unique perspective, having spent several years as an Assistant United States Attorney, prosecuting predominantly white-collar offenses.
This episode is jam packed with incredible information, great stories, new ideas, and tons of heart. It also ends up being a great prelude to two upcoming episodes on the topics of psychodrama and defensemap.com.
IN THIS EPISODE:
- How her experience as a federal prosecutor shaped the defense lawyer she would become;
- The need for prosecutors to better understand their own power and the human implications of their charging, plea and sentencing decisions;
- Real-life stories from the trenches about some of our toughest cases, some even with happy endings;
- The “3 Rs” of sentencing Mitigation: Revelation, Relativity and Remorse;
- The unfortunate ongoing abuse of prosecutorial power at the Maricopa County (Arizona) Attorney’s Office;
- The incalculable value of conducting an early & thorough mitigation investigation;
- An introduction to a new powerful, free online resource: a comprehensive, confidential questionnaire called “Defense Map”;
- An introduction to “psychodrama” and how it can help lawyers connect with clients and witnesses– and develop a better understanding of themselves in the process;
Defense Map (Free, confidential, online mitigation & defense tool)
FREE RESOURCES: The “3Rs” of Sentencing Storytelling article by Doug Passon.
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