Annalise's teaching moments:
Unlike many of my colleagues, I will not be teaching you how to study the law or theorize about it, but rather how to practice it... In a courtroom, like a real lawyer. Now to our first case study, the aspirin assassin. Tell us the facts.
Sometimes, we're not responsible for our own actions, because sometimes, we behave not like thinking, thoughtful human beings, but as animals. Such is the case of Gretchen Thomas, a successful real-estate agent, wife, mother. Like many a high-powered professional, stress and anxiety are part of her daily routine,
Sometimes your client wants to plead guilty. And it doesn't happen often, but when it does, you have to make sure you get them the best plea deal possible. … Of course, there's no guaranteeing that the prosecutor will keep up their end of the bargain, which is why you record everything your client says in the room.