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Law Professor Dialogues on Constitutional Right to Counsel and Lawyers’ Duty to Serve the Unrepresented

Law Professor Mitch Crusto facilitated a dialogue among Louisiana judges and lawyers on a citizen’s constitutional right to legal counsel and lawyers’ duty to serve the unrepresented, at the Louisiana Judicial Council’s 18th Annual “Southern CLE of Louisiana” in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on June 21, 2012. Crusto’s presentation, entitled “Do Lawyers Have a Duty to Serve the Unrepresented,” explored a citizen’s right to effective counsel in the plea bargaining process in criminal law cases in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court’s Frye and Lafler decisions.