BAIL OR JAIL? A judge in New York is scheduled to hear arguments this morning on whether financier Jeffrey Epstein should be released on bail ahead of a trial on charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy. Epstein’s lawyers have proposed 14 conditions for pretrial release, including the use of surveillance cameras and GPS monitoring. Prosecutors say his vast resources and history of sexual offenses make him a flight risk and a danger to the community.
NOW! What role do clients play in contributing to the pressure that lawyers are under to work fast and furiously? As part of our Minds Over Matters project, reporter Caroline Spiezio explores the “get it done yesterday” mindset and where that insistence originates. For clients that do make unrealistic time demands, “It’s absolutely tanking your own investment if you don’t find that healthy balance,” says Jim Patton, former president of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Kentucky and South Florida chapters.
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