Sunday, 18 March 2012
Dura lex, sed lex
In my career a s a lawyer, I remember explaining to people why even “criminals” have the right to be represented in court. It is written in the Constitution of many countries. This right simply means that if you are unable to afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you. Having a lawyer matters even for those people called “ criminals”. “Dura Lex, sed Lex”
Everyone is equal before the law, we say. But it is sometimes difficult to admit that a category of offenders have lawyers to represent them in Court. Personally, I didn’t enjoy at all to be appointed. Only “beginners” with less than 2 years of experience are appointed to represent “Pro Deo” in my country of origin.It is a good exercise, though. Most of time, I was in Martial court.