August 26, 2008

Feige rising

From the ABA Journal:

The Defense Rests

David Feige has come a long way from his days as a New York City public defender. But the Hollywood wunderkind seems to have a hard time leaving it all behind. All you need to do is ask, and he’ll tell you that the criminal defense system is broken and members of his former profession are never portrayed accurately. Feige is hoping the public will finally get the real picture with his new television drama, called Raising the Bar...


Yes, but, if only the lawyers in the promo weren't all so damn telegenic...

3 Comments:

David Feige said...

You're kind. Thanks for rooting for me.
All I'll ask is that you watch a few episodes before forming an opinion about the show. I think we raise our game through the series, and I hope you and particularly other PD viewers will give it a bit of a chance.

Skelly said...

David, I'm looking forward to it. Best wishes for the series.

Jon Katz said...

Thanks, David, for spreading the word about the necessity and honor of the criminal defense role.

As to indigent defendants, here is what I recently wrote on the topic: http://katzjustice.com/underdog/archives/1304-The-plight-of-pro-se-defendants..html

Jon Katz - Underdog