The Resource Lawless : a lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in one of the world's most dangerous places, Kimberley Motley

Lawless : a lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in one of the world's most dangerous places, Kimberley Motley

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Lawless : a lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in one of the world's most dangerous places
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Lawless
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a lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in one of the world's most dangerous places
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Kimberley Motley
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eng
Summary
In the summer of 2008 Kimberley Motley quit her job as a public defender in Milwaukee to join a U.S. government sponsored 'capacity building' program that helped train lawyers in war-torn Afghanistan. She was 32-years-old at the time, a former Mrs. Wisconsin (she entered the competition on a dare) and mother of three who had never travelled outside the United States. What she brought to Afghanistan was a toughness and resilience that came from growing up as an African American in one of the most dangerous cities in the US, a fundamental belief in everyone's right to justice - whether you live in Milwaukee, New York or Kabul, and a kick-ass approach to practicing law that was to make her a legend in the archaic, highly conservative legal environment of Afghanistan. Through sheer force of personality, ingenuity and perseverance, she became the first foreign lawyer to practice in Afghanistan, let alone the first woman. Her legal work swiftly morphed into a personal mission - to bring 'justness' to the defenceless and voiceless. In the space of two years, Motley established herself as an expert on Afghanistan's fledgling criminal justice system, steeped in that country's complex laws but equally adept at wielding Sharia law and arcane aspects of the Holy Quran in defence of her clients. Her radical approach has seen her successfully represent both Afghans and Westerners, overturning sentences for men and women who've become subject to often appalling miscarriages of justice. Motley's extraordinary work in Afghanistan was the recent subject of a critically acclaimed documentary entitled 'Motley's Law'. In the U.S. she has been profiled in Vanity Fair, Marie Claire and the New York Times. Her legal exploits have reached UK and Australian readers through frequent coverage by the BBC (print, television and radio), as well as in The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Australian newspapers and online editions
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contains biographical information
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Motley, Kimberley
Dewey number
340.092
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  • illustrations
  • photographs
  • plates
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Motley, Kimberley
  • African American women lawyers
  • Women lawyers
  • Civil rights
  • Women
  • Afghans
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Lawless : a lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in one of the world's most dangerous places, Kimberley Motley
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24 cm.
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xii, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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9781760633035
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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illustrations, photographs
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regular print
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Lawless : a lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in one of the world's most dangerous places, Kimberley Motley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760633035
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
Specific material designation
regular print

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