Friday, December 02, 2005

Ordinary Heroes

Lawyer/author Scott Turow has a new book out. You can read a glowing review here, but I want to talk about what a hero Scott Turow is. Here is a description of his current practice:
Turow continues to work as an attorney. He is a partner in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, a national law firm with 600 lawyers. Turow's practice centers on white collar criminal litigation. He devotes a substantial part of his practice now to pro bono work, including representations in cases involving the death penalty. In one of these matters, Alejandro Hernandez, co-defendant of Rolando Cruz, was exonerated after 11 years in prison.
This is how real lawyers do it. Scott Turow doesn't have to do anything but sit back and write. Instead, he leads by example. Want to be a great author? Be more like Scott.


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