Title

Finding Redemption: How Picking Up the Phone Can Change a Lawyer's Life

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

American Bar Association Journal

Abstract

The winner of the 2006 ABA Ross Essay Contest debated with himself whether to take a phone call from a death row inmate scheduled to be executed in 9 hours who turned out to be calling to request help for other prisoners. "As I hung up the phone, I experienced a profound awareness that no matter what each of us had previously done in our lives, at that moment Doyle Williams was a better human being than I. If a death row inmate can find redemption, maybe a lawyer can too."

First Page

59

Publication Date

8-2006

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