He enjoys role of devil's advocate

  • 1999-10-28
  • By Benjamin Smith
RIGA - "People don't like you when you defend enemies of the people, but that's the fate of the lawyer," says defense attorney Alexandrs Ogurcovs resignedly.His is a common sentiment in the West, where the right to a lawyer has long been fundamental. Here in Latvia, the right of the most infamous defendants to legal representation has come to mean the right to share their infamy with Ogurcovs himself.Ogurcovs is the Alan Dershowitz of the Baltics; and while the controversial Harvard law professor lends his support to clients like O.J. Simpson and Klaus von Bulow, Ogurcovs has lined up an im...
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