Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Rookie

Christopher Goffard of the St. Petersburg Times has written a fascinating profile of Charley Demosthenous, a struggling young public defender. For "In His Own Defense," Goffard followed Demosthenous around for the first year of his legal career as he learned how to defend difficult clients, negotiate treacherous courtroom terrain and battle his own insecurities. The depth of Goffard's reporting and his clever pacing give this story the narrative drive of a novel. Times photographer Melissa Lyttle and researcher Cathy Wos contributed to this series, which is scheduled to continue on Thursday and Sunday.
Thanks to Garrett Guillotte for the tip.


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