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Jacket: The Trials of a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney
     

Jacket: The Trials of a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney

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by John Hartmann
 

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This engaging, irreverent, and most unusual memoir by Trenton attorney John Hartmann puts a human face on dysfunctional Jersey justice. Hartmann's self-deprecating wit and keen eye for all things absurd and ironic reveal him as an equal-opportunity ridiculer—from supercilious lawyers and judges, to cocky cops, clueless clients, pretentious politicians, and a

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This engaging, irreverent, and most unusual memoir by Trenton attorney John Hartmann puts a human face on dysfunctional Jersey justice. Hartmann's self-deprecating wit and keen eye for all things absurd and ironic reveal him as an equal-opportunity ridiculer—from supercilious lawyers and judges, to cocky cops, clueless clients, pretentious politicians, and a raft of hapless dealers, deadbeats, prisoners, and prostitutes. Central to Jacket is the story of Hartmann's client Nate Smith—wrongly identified in a robbery and locked up for a crime he probably didn't commit. As Hartmann recalls Nate's case, he dishes out amusing anecdotes, shares Garden State trivia, admits to various personal quirks and shortcomings, and offers a treasure trove of advice on how to start a legal practice, prepare clients for trial, cross examine witnesses, pick juries, and make prison hooch. Jacket is a must-read for aspiring lawyers, lawbreakers, and Law and Order fans. (And, of course, for all you practicing New Jersey criminal defense attorneys out there.)

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ISBN-13:
9780937548752
Publisher:
Plexus Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
11/05/2012
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
476,097
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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Jacket: The Trials of a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. It captures the essence of practicing law with humor, objectivity and an insider's knowledge. John Hartmann's writing style is like the gumshoe detective telling it like it is without all the detachment so prevalent today. A must read for anyone interested in the law or who would enjoy the musings of an entertaining storyteller, who's good at his job.