Books are written about the lawyers who dedicate pro-bono time to helping the indigent. One such book put out by the American Bar Association is a collection of stories about the good work being done. But none of the stories tells a tale like the one going on in Charleston.
It is hard to imagine anything more Kafkaesque than a true innocent sitting in jail day after day, while a cynical prosecutor hides the knowledge of his innocence and the keys to the man's freedom in a lockbox in her office.
While the case-by-case circumstances of each conflict always matters, the question remains what standard playbook should the global community employ when confronted with the mass perpetration of international crimes?
Whether it is because they are members of a stressful profession or because personalities with a penchant for addictive disorders are drawn to the law, lawyers have twice the addiction rate of the general population.