Lawyer’s first case to make headlines caused ‘uproar’ in courtroom

As a young lawyer 50 years ago, Stanley Silverman would regularly take court appointments, representing destitute defendants in the days before the public defender’s office. “You were flattered,” Silverman said. “A judge is trusting me to represent someone. I was nervous.” Silverman would visit clients in jail in the days before the trial. Most of the cases ...

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