Among the many lessons that can be learned from Netflix’s Making a Murderer, one of the most important one: when accused of a serious crime, your fate is often tied to the quality of your lawyer.
(Spoiler alert for all episodes of Making a Murderer.)
Steven Avery came very close to being exonerated because of the creative and passionate defense by Dean Strang and Jerry Buting. (I’m talking to Strang today, so look for an interview on Forbes.com soon)
Brendan Dassey didn’t fare nearly as well in court. But things seem to be looking up for him. Among those still working to secure his freedom is Laura Nirider, an attorney at Northwestern University’s Center on the Wrongful Conviction of Youth. You probably remember her from the final episode of Making a Murderer. Read More »