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It seems that Michael Jackson's daddy has decided to hire an extra attorney, to act as "watchman" in Jackson's trial.
Joseph Jackson is reported to have taken on a Beverly Hills attorney, Debra Opri. However, this is at his own volition; she won't be a part of Michael's legal team.
Debra Opri is something of a mini media personality in her own right, as she often appears on TV shows as a legal expert. She has also represented singer James Brown. You can view Debra's website here.
I understand that Debra will be turning up to Michael Jackson's court appearance this Friday.
Whilst I don't doubt Debra's skills and integrity, I have to ask; is this a good idea?
If she is not on Jackson's team, and since he already has his own lawyer, what precisely is she meant to do?
Why does Father Joe think she will add value?
There is a high risk here, that the media will use her and Joe to provide commentary on the adequacy of the case presented by Michael's lawyers; this risks undermining their work.