|Born||Leslie Hope Abramson
October 6, 1943
Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Queens College
UCLA School of Law
Abramson was admitted to the California State Bar in 1970. She began her career in the Los Angeles Public Defender's office and developed a reputation as a fierce advocate for her clients.
She stirred controversy, when it was revealed during the Menendez trial she had Erik's psychiatrist delete and rewrite passages of his notes. When asked by the Judge about it she twice invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. As a result, an investigation was launched by the state bar. Following a three-year investigation the state bar closed its case, "after deciding that there was insufficient evidence to conclude she violated ethical rules in the Menendez brother's retrial."
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- "Counsel In The Hot Seat: Did Leslie Abramson Commit A Legal Sin?". Newsweek. April 22, 1996. Retrieved 2007-05-17.
- "Menendez Lawyer Won't Face Investigation". The New York Times. October 12, 1997. Retrieved June 29, 2010.
- "The Aftermath". Crime Library. 2008. Retrieved 2007-05-17.
- "Phil Spector replaces lawyer, hires Leslie Abramson to defend him". CNN. February 3, 2004. Archived from the original on 2006-12-09. Retrieved 2007-05-17.
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