Nushin Milani

 

“I think the definition of meaningful can be very personal.  What is meaningful for one person does not have to be meaningful for another.  What I find meaningful is if I can be helpful and somehow make a contribution to society or work towards a more just society.  I just try to do my best as a private person and in my work as a lawyer as well.”

Nushin Milani

When I was a child I thought of going into nursing to help people in Africa.  Later I thought of becoming a teacher. In the end I became a defense attorney.

In my last year of law school I thought about what it could be like working as a defense lawyer.  I was already working for a law firm as a secretary one day a week while studying, so once I graduated I applied at a law firm and got accepted.

After the first day, when I went home I felt so happy and now after seven years working in this area I still love it!

Three years ago my sister who was also a defense attorney asked me to join her and another lawyer in their firm.  In the meantime my sister became a judge, so now I and another defense attorney share a practice focusing on primarily criminal and some family law.

What I like about the work itself is that it is very practical and you get to work directly with people.  I feel I can help my clients by giving them advice, protecting their rights and by trying to get the best result for them.

 

I really try in every case to achieve the best for my client which doesn’t mean that they are not sentenced.  Sometimes they have committed the crime and they are sentenced.  I try to consider the whole person and communicate this to the judge to help them get the most appropriate punishment possible.

I think the definition of meaningful can be very personal.  What is meaningful for one person does not have to be meaningful for another.  What I find meaningful is if I can be helpful and somehow make a contribution to society or work towards a more just society.  I just try to do my best as a private person and in my work as a lawyer as well.

 

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