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Do lawyers take cases they can't win ?

I've been interested in being a lawyer since I was in middle school. Any criminal justice show you can think of I have already watched it twice. #Criminaljustice

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Mark’s Answer

Hi Brionna!

My initial answer was yes as far as the short answer goes. Lawyers represent people.

However, as I researched I discovered that attorneys don't have to take on a client if they think they have a weak case. Attorneys have an interest to protect their reputation. A strong winning reputation will draw in more clients just like a weak reputation for losing will do the opposite.

Hope this helps!
Mark
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much for the advice, I would also like to know does being a lawyer affect your chances of having a second career ? Brionna
Thank you comment icon Hi Brionna, post that as a real question and we'll get you an answer!! Thanks! Mark Morgan
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Nick’s Answer

Hello Brionna! The short answer, yes. Many defense attorneys know they cannot “win” their clients case, but still choose to provide the best defense they can. Especially those that act as a Public Defender.

Most private attorneys will not though. Their time costs money. So, unless the client will pay even if they lose, then it is not in the best interest for an attorney to take that case. However, staff attorneys and other groups may not always have a choice.

I hope this helps!
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