Counsel's Role in Bargaining for Trials

20 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2014 Last revised: 20 Aug 2014

Date Written: November 15, 2013


This essay examines how counsel might use plea bargaining to mitigate the harm of plea bargaining: rather than bargaining only for pleas, counsel should bargain for trials.

Keywords: Plea bargaining, trials, juries, innocence, wrongful convictions, legitimacy, expressivism

Suggested Citation

Gilchrist, Gregory M., Counsel's Role in Bargaining for Trials (November 15, 2013). 99 Iowa Law Review 1979 (2014), University of Toledo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-04, Available at SSRN:

Gregory M. Gilchrist (Contact Author)

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