Well it didn’t seem to piss anybody off or result in content filtering when I criticized poor Jill so while I’m in a site rebuilding mode, I may as well crap on the persecutor of Charles Stephano, Jill Trumball-Harris.
So how could anybody call poor Jill a total failure? – easy it’s simply a matter of Goals and Values.
In Mock Trial’s, every law school wants a winning program and everybody wants to knock off the tier one schools. Jill has parleyed her expertise into developing programs, writing a book and managing a winning team. Of course this led to her teaching assistant position and to her becomming an adjunct professor in tier one schools. Now as pointed out, in a previous post – her mentor believes that lawyers can’t, don’t and shouldn’t have to tell the whole truth or at least minimally be able to withhold the truth when it helps the client.
Now I supposed that this advice is fine for Mock Trials where no one really gets hurt and perhaps even for a vigorous defense when trying to establish a doubt in the juror’s minds but this cavilier attitude is simply not allowed for the prosecution. Seems when Jill took the job she swore her oath to become an agent of the court and a seeker of truth. Quite simply she is not supposed to persecute people but to become a fact finder to establish either a persons Guilt or innocence.
One way or the other, she has a conflict in her life which cannot be ethically resolved. Mock Trials are as close to a blood sport as Tier One Lawyers are ever likely to come and the job is to win at all costs. When a prosecutor carries this attitude into a courthouse, we have a travesty of Justice like the Duke Hockey team. If I wasn’t such a geek and sat through a three week trial, poor Jill might have got away with her shit. As it stands, her prostituting herself may be acceptable to a Republican Justice Department but should be an automatic disqualified for an academic position.