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Defense Lawyer Tunnel Vision: The Oft-Ignored Role Defense Counsel Plays in Wrongful Convictions


Carrie Sperling


University of Wisconsin Law School, Frank J. Remington Center


The Defender, Nos. 18-19, Fall 2010

Abstract:     
This article discusses the sometimes forgotten role that defense lawyers play in wrongful convictions. Often, strong cases of actual innocence are thwarted by defense lawyers' failure to preserve a defendant's procedural avenues for relief. The article reminds lawyers that procedural errors have long-lasting consequences for the innocent who have been wrongly convicted.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 39

Keywords: innocence, criminal procedure, post-conviction, ineffective assistance of counsel

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Date posted: August 24, 2011  

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Sperling, Carrie, Defense Lawyer Tunnel Vision: The Oft-Ignored Role Defense Counsel Plays in Wrongful Convictions. The Defender, Nos. 18-19, Fall 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1802654

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Carrie Sperling (Contact Author)
University of Wisconsin Law School, Frank J. Remington Center ( email )
975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
United States
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