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Lawyers get an advocate

By Zhao Yinan ( China Daily ) Updated: 2013-05-08 07:59:28

Lawyers get an advocate

Respect to attorneys vital to deter wrongful conviction, top judge says

A top judge's call to boost lawyers' role at courts will help reduce wrongful convictions, legal experts said.

Shen Deyong, vice-president of the Supreme People's Court, has called on judges to respect the role of lawyers, especially defense lawyers, who are part of the legal community and can help judges avoid handing down wrongful verdicts.

Lawyers get an advocate

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