LawNewz writes, and in so doing wins a Legal Ethics Dunce so easily that I’m not even going to bother,
Feminist attorney Lisa Bloom, who has represented dozens of women against accused sexual harassers like Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly, is now representing an alleged sexual harasser. In, quite frankly, a shocking move, Bloom agreed to give her “advising” services to film studio executive Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of harassing women over a thirty-year timespan. Immediately, many in the legal world wondered what would motivate such a principled women’s rights advocate to represent a man facing such sordid accusations.
Weird! I have the strangest feeling I have been here before…it’s Ethics Alarms déjà vu!
No, I have been here before, and if you’ve read the blog regularly, so have you, like here, for example, when the post was called, No, There Is Nothing Unethical Or Hypocritical About A Feminist Lawyer Defending Roger Ailes.or here, when I defended Hillary Clinton….yes, you read that right…when she was being called a hypocrite for once defending not only a child rapist, but a guilty child rapist. Then there was this post, when liberal icon Larry Tribe was representing a coal company. Bloom, Tribe, Estrich and Hillary all have the same defense, not that lawyers should need a defense for being lawyers.
Let’s see…I think I’ll quote myself from the Hillary piece this time… Continue reading