published by the Newspaper ABC Spain
The lawyer of Chewing-gum, as those of Ana Julia or the pederast of Linear City, has dignified the spell of court duty
You know that your client is guilty, often because the same she has shelp it to you. Your obligation is to defend to him, is a maltratador, an assassin or a rapist. It is a fundamental right and that is over everything, of any moral questioning. One is a legal defense; if no, we would not be criminal attorneys. Matilde Izquierdo is one of the 45,348 lawyers who to date 1 of January of 2018 were registered in the spell of court duty, a 32 percent of the 142,061 practising professionals in all Spain.
Its work is quiet and has little recognition, as the one of the majority of the lawyers who daily leave the skin by their clients in the courts of all Spain. The importance of the last cases that have filled the pages of Events has allowed to give visibility and to dignify the spell of court duty with professionals as the lawyer of Jos© Enrique Chewing-gum, Mara Fernanda lvarez; the one of Ana Julia (killer of Gabriel), Esteban Hern¡ndez; or the one of the pederast of Linear City, Crist³bal Sitjar, whose work was praised by the own Supreme Court.
He was in the sentence that in January of 2018 confirmed the 70 years of prison for the predator of children Antonio Ortiz to abuse four minors among 5 and 9 years. The rapporteur, Manuel Marchena, shelp the following thing: The defensive task, has even though not reached its main objective, that is the acquittal of the defendant, has been realised with a certainly praiseworthy dignity professional that, in supposed as this, causes that the meaning of the spell of court duty as instrument to make reality the constitutional commitment of gratuitous attendance legal to those who lacks resources to litigate, acquires all their value (¦). Our recognition, therefore, to that with its work the daily and quiet work of all those lawyers has sanctioned who, day to day, do possible, with the maximum solution, the right to the defense and a process with all the guarantees.
The case of the lawyer of Abun has special merit, dean of the lawyers of Ribeira, that has known to put in front its professionalism to the personal distrusts that could cause the defense to him of a man who has confessed the death of a girl who at the time of the facts was only some years smaller than the daughter of the lawyer.
In schools as the one of lawyers of Madrid, and in the major of the 83 of Spain, the resignation of a lawyer does not fit just unless it is by a personal reason and. Unlike any lawyer of payment, that can leave its client when it considers opportune (since it did the previous one indeed that had the assassin of Diana Quer alleging, in this case, loss of confidence), one of office would have to justify that a conflict of interest or a personal conflict with the defendant exists. If it does not want to take the defense of the assigned client must terminate in the turn. Thus the first lawyer did it who attended the Pietro Arkan Moldovan, the condemned to 75 years of jail to assassinate in a villa of Pozuelo a lawyer, to try to kill his wife and to attack to the two daughters of the marriage in 2001. To continue with the case supposed a personal problem to him where the reason of the right does not obstruct.
In Madrid, in 2017 the lawyers of spell of court duty in guard functions realised 81,218 lengthy attendances to and victims, a monthly average of 6,800 attendances, according to data provided by the School.
In one of these guards him the defense of Rafa Zouhier fell to Antonio Alberca, one of the imputed ones by the attacks of 11-M in Madrid. As many of his companions, it spent several years of his life to the considered defense of mediating between the Asturian plot of the explosives and the cell islamist that committed the slaughter of the trains. It recognizes that when assigned their defense to him remained made an impression very. They accused to him of 191 murders, and clear that it supposed a conflict to me, but also a challenge, it remembers. It obtained that they condemned to him to ten years as collaborator of the cell, and not as necessary co-worker, that was the initial qualification. In March of 2014, Zouhier was expelled to Tangiers after fulfilling completely its sentence. The work of Pond and the one of all the five month and appointed counsels who confronted four training years of judgment was recognized with the Prize Human rights 2008 of the Confederation of Bar associations of Europe.
Still the hour of the economic recognition has not arrived at the group, judging by the 150 Euros that receive of average by file, the 12 that pays to them to go to visit a client to prison (what seems necessary for the sake of preparing the defense before the judgment) or 180 by a guard who never lasts 24 hours, because she extends until the client happens to judicial disposition.