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By Corey S. Shdaimah

While many teenagers turn into attorneys for the large dollars, others are influenced by way of the pursuit of social justice, looking to support humans for whom criminal prone are financially, socially, or politically inaccessible. those revolutionary attorneys usually deliver a substantial measure of idealism to their paintings, and plenty of go away the sector as a result of insurmountable purple tape and spiraling disillusionment. yet what approximately those that remain? And what do their consumers imagine? Negotiating Justice explores how revolutionary legal professionals and their consumers negotiate the dissonance among own idealism and the realities of a method that doesn’t frequently champion the rights of the poor.

Corey S. Shdaimah attracts on over fifty interviews with city criminal carrier attorneys and their consumers to supply readers with a compelling behind-the-scenes examine how various notions of perform can current major obstacles for either consumers and attorneys operating with restricted assets, usually inside a felony approach that many view as essentially unequal or adverse. via attention of the vital subject matters of revolutionary lawyering—autonomy, collaboration, transformation, and social change—Shdaimah provides a refined and intricate tableau of the concessions either legal professionals and consumers frequently need to make as they navigate the murky and resistant terrains of the criminal method and their wider goals of justice and power.

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