attorney http://wamc.org en Going on My Own: 21st Century Legal Tales: A Memoir of Life as an International Lawyer http://wamc.org/post/going-my-own-21st-century-legal-tales-memoir-life-international-lawyer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Legal biographies embrace the noble, the solemn, and the heroic. The authors who write them walk a fine line between a dramatic and engrossing tale and the reach for literary glory. Examples include legal titans Louis Brandeis, Edward Benett Williams, and Sonia Sotomayor. But, for every Clarence Darrow wanna-be that ever galvanized a jury, there toils the counselor whose contribution to the legal arts is just as brilliant – but goes unnoticed - and whose dedicated career and personal story is the reality show of the everyday courtroom.</p><p>Veteran New York Attorney Robert Layton has brought one of these stories to light in his new book, <em>Going on My Own: 21st Century Legal Tales: A Memoir of Life as an International Lawyer</em>.</p><p>The segment begins with Layton explaining how the book came about.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 72399 at http://wamc.org Susannah Sheffer, Project Director at Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights at SUNY Albany http://wamc.org/post/susannah-sheffer-project-director-murder-victims-families-human-rights-suny-albany <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.susannahsheffer.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Susannah Sheffer</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Project Director at </span><a href="http://www.mvfhr.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, will be speaking tonight at SUNY Albany’s School of Criminal Justice about her new book: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Fighting for Their Lives: Inside the Experience of Capital Defense Attorneys</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The book tackles such questions as: How do attorneys who represent clients facing the death penalty cope with the stress and trauma of their work? Through conversations with twenty of the most experienced and dedicated post-conviction capital defenders in the United States.</p><p>What it is like for these capital defenders in their last visits or phone calls with clients who are about to be taken to the execution chamber? Or the next mornings, in their lives with their families, in their dreams and flashbacks and moments alone in the car?</p><p>Today’s <a href="http://www.susannahsheffer.com/fighting-for-their-lives.html">event is at 5:30 at Husted Hall Amphitheatre</a>.</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62244 at http://wamc.org Susannah Sheffer, Project Director at Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights at SUNY Albany "Manifest Injustice" by Barry Siegel http://wamc.org/post/manifest-injustice-barry-siegel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.barry-siegel.com/">Barry Siegel</a> joins us to talk about his new book: <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0805094156/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0805094156&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Manifest Injustice: The True Story of a Convicted Murderer and the Lawyers Who Fought for His Freedom</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0805094156" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p>In the book, Siegel chronicles the dramatic story of an Arizona man named Bill Macumber who, until his unexpected release from prison last November, had spent more than half his life behind bars.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56682 at http://wamc.org "Manifest Injustice" by Barry Siegel Guilt By Degrees http://wamc.org/post/guilt-degrees-1 <p>Marcia Rachel Clark is an American prosecutor, author, and television correspondent who gained fame as the head prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder case. We welcome Marcia Clark and speak with her about her second D.A. Fri, 18 May 2012 14:31:54 +0000 Joe Donahue 39276 at http://wamc.org Guilt By Degrees