The Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer was back in the news this week, as a federal judge overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, the nephew of Steven Avery, the defendant whose arrest and trial were the primary focus of the series.


Dean Strang

Just before this latest news broke, I recorded an interview with Dean Strang, one of Avery’s defense attorneys in the series, and Peter Lint0n-Smith, a former TV news reporter who covered the Avery and Dassey trials.

On this special episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, I talk with Strang and Linton-Smith about the case, the news coverage, the documentary and the broader implications for the criminal justice system.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.