A couple years ago, I interviewed PR Consultant and media expert Lonnie Soury on the role of public advocacy in criminal cases after a false confession. It was truly one of the most fascinating interviews I had ever done.
Mr. Soury explained to me the role public advocacy plays in legal defense with a focus on the types of cases that may benefit from public advocacy and how it can be used to overturn a verdict. He also recounted his participation in two famous criminal cases: The Marty Tankleoff case and The West Memphis 3 and how public advocacy was the key in turning up new evidence to free these innocent men.
Taken from Lawline.com’s program entitled “The Court of Public Opinion: Public Advocacy in Legal Defense” with Lonnie Soury and Sigalle Barness.