By Theodore L. Kubicek

ISBN-10: 0875865275

ISBN-13: 9780875865270

Oh, these lawyers!

The felony occupation in reality, the felony process definitely has a terrible acceptance within the usa. Proposed treatments, even if, hardly cross as deep because the ethics of the procedure. America's judicial process shouldn't be a video game that any one can win, despite genuine guilt or legal responsibility. Ted Kubicek, JD, describes the issues and proposes suggestions. specifically, he condemns the adversary procedure of justice that's used to sidestep the reality and which makes profitable the paramount aim. Dr. Kubicek postulates that the attorney-client privilege of communique makes the reality tougher, even most unlikely, to figure out. The adversary procedure is going hand in hand with the privilege of verbal exchange due to the fact that neither can exist with no the opposite. He advocates relocating in its place to an inquisitorial procedure, within which fact is the aim of either events, not only of the occasion that will achieve thereby. He then exhibits how the removal of adversaryism may immediately therapy different difficulties endemic to the method of justice, too, reminiscent of the passiveness of trial judges and juries. Scrapping the adversary method might abolish trial and pretrial methods and evidentiary ideas that confuse legislations enforcement and trial individuals alike. felony verdicts wouldn't then rely on complicated evidentiary or technical concerns having no connection to the guilt or innocence of the accused. This ebook is meant to motivate the felony occupation, the judiciary, and the prepared bar to therapy America's counter-productive judicial methods. The argument also will curiosity somebody who has ever needed to visit trial.

''Kubicek the following assaults the yankee adverse method of felony justice as a process that enables too some of the to blame to flee unpunished and urges the adoption of an inquisitorial procedure during which all events are enjoined to hunt the reality, therefore getting rid of what he sees because the contradiction among attorney's tasks to function a zealous suggest and their tasks as officials of the courtroom. different innovations contain doing away with attorney-client privilege, doing away with exclusionary ideas relating illegally acquired proof, and placing voir dire and jury choice solely within the palms of judges.'' --Book News

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In the utopian world of justice, all things are equal. It doesn’t happen. ”63 Trials are expensive. In part, it is because of the nature of the trial. ”64 Elimination of the adver60. Jacobson, p. 142 61. Gazette, March 16, 1996, p. 1 62. Gazette, March 16, 1996, p. 1 63. Gazette, April 23, 2006, p. 13A 64. Neely, p. 164 21 Chapter 1. The Premise sarial system of justice, however, may not reduce the legal costs. The primary reason for eliminating adversarial conflict is not to reduce costs, although it might and it is hoped that it would.

The primary reason for eliminating adversarial conflict is not to reduce costs, although it might and it is hoped that it would. Rather, it is for arriving at a just and proper solution based solely upon truth. Regardless, the costs may not seem so great if the decision is based on truth and not on other, irrelevant matters. ”65 The uncertainty of results cannot be otherwise when the goal of every trial lawyer is to win, no exceptions. Consider the following comments by Roger T. Stetson, Iowa State Bar Association President, 1996-1997.

188 25 Chapter 1. ”80 He does not identify what these “advanced criticisms” are. Then he suggests what “most likely” would be the alternative, judge participation. ” It is true, of course, that all illegal, or alleged illegal, activity culminates in the courtroom, but the activity itself may have occurred long before. Thus it really is not only the courtroom that is out of order, although it is there that such prior activity is examined with a microscope for defects. So what do defense attorneys do?

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