For the first time in its 126-year history, the American Bar Association is publishing a work of fiction, Shadow of Justice, written by Miami criminal-defense lawyer Milton Hirsch. Due for release Sept. 30, the novel is the first in a new series from ABA Publishing, “Great Stories by Great Lawyers,” according to a press release today. “The series will feature new novels by those who know the legal system the best: practicing lawyers and judges,” the release said.

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