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"Call my lawyer"
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2017
“Call my lawyer”
It was said that Cochran used to play the racial card in front of a jury. It is not true; he really played the jury’s card, the people’s card. Was the total lawyer in the courtroom, accused of being theatrical, of course he was, but a good one. His voice and movement in the courtroom were natural, smart, and full of power to convince. Curiously he was shy in TV interviews, speaking fast and whispering his words…
Definitely de courtroom was his natural scenario, which he mastered so well. “A lawyer’s life”, written with David Fisher is a good book for lawyers, because encourage vocation, explains the reasons behind hard cases, especially the controversial racial cases, police violence and so on. He gives many tips for lawyering in pre-trial and trial moments, in plain English.
Perhaps the Simpson case left a bitter taste because of the lack of coincidence between formal and material justice. To me Cochran only made a mistake: celebrating the verdict inside the courtroom, in front of the parents’ victims. He couldn’t avoid it. Being hieratic could have been great: At the end he was a California’s lawyer, “the best of the West”.