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Attorney Laura Nirider speaks to Jack Tame

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Newstalk ZB,
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Publish Date
Saturday, 9 March 2019, 12:07p.m.
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True crime is really having a moment, from podcasts about unsolved murders, to a slew of hugely popular Netflix documentaries.

Two of the most popular ones are Making a Murderer and The Staircase, both of which became watercooler chat for weeks after each release.

Lawyers from the two documentaries are on their way to NZ to discuss their cases and other cases of incorrect convictions.

One of these is attorney Laura Nirider who has represented Brendan Dassey, whose case was featured on Making a Murderer and Damien Echols, one of the exonerated young men of the West Memphis Three.

Laura joined Saturday Mornings with Jack Tame and explained her decision to represent individuals who were wrongfully convicted of crimes when they were children or teenagers. She also gave an insight into what goes on in her job and the pressures and demands of working with her clients.

LISTEN TO THE AUDIO ABOVE AS LAURA NIRIDER SPEAKS TO JACK TAME

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