ICYMI: Sounding Out Our Criminal Justice System

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If you are looking for a captivating and informative podcast to listen to during your commute or workout, I highly recommend a series of podcasts discussing the criminal justice system by Preet Bharara, the former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara interviewed a high-profile criminal defense attorney, a defendant convicted of insider training, and the former U.S. Attorney in Chicago about what it is like to be involved in the inner workings of a criminal case.

In his podcast, Bharara focuses on personal judgment and responsibility as key traits for an effective criminal justice system. I absolutely agree with him that the criminal justice system seems to work the best when all parties involved are proactive early in the case and know more than half of the cards the other parties are holding.

To learn what work the prosecutor and defense attorney cited as most meaningful or rewarding, as well as insight from the accused and convicted, read my full column on The Indiana Lawyer website.

Jonathan Bont