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Her Kind of Case


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Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

Created: 05/16/19

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Posted May. 16, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

Lee took a great risk at the end of the book by calling Rab to the stand. Did you agree with her decision? If you were in her position, would you have been able to take that risk? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?


Posted May. 20, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
paulak

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

I think Lee's character is all about risks, not only those taken in her career but those taken in Tae Kwon Do. Recently it seems a career risk did not bear fruit but risk-taking is inherent to who she is. I don't consider myself a huge risk taker - don't want to climb mountains or jump out of planes - but I have taken risks at work - some paid off and others didn't but the process was exhilarating.


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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

Lee is a risk taker by nature and seems drawn to others with the same characteristic. She also seemed to consider herself to have a good intuition about people -- the reason she took Jeremy's case to begin with, I think, was that she saw enough to be suspicious of his story. I admired her decision to take the risk of calling Rab to the stand , but, not being a risk taker myself, I'm not sure I could have done that on my own.


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cynthiaa

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

Yes she did the right thing. As she said her GUT told her it was the right thing to do. Sometimes we get in situations or they encompass us and we have to do things we wouldn't normally do. I wouldn't consider myself a risk taker, but I will do what I think is the right thing to do no matter what the risk.


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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

I think we all take risks - maybe daily. How boring life would be if we just let it take us - instead of our taking control. What seems risky for one person may not seem so for another.

I think that Lee knew that she had to call Rab. I think she believed that the trial may have depended on his testimony. It was risky, but I think she knew that she and Rab were playing a game and that Rab was a formidable opponent and he knew that it was not a win or lose with Lee but a life changer for Jeremy. Lee risked Rab being the person that she thought he was and believing he would do the right thing.


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terriej

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

That's a difficult question for me. I've made difficult decisions and taken risk, but not when someone's life is at stake.


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kimk

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

My biggest risks taken have involved my career. Most of the time they did end up paying off, but not this last time, when taking a specific job was one of the worst decisions I even made.


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dianey

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

Yep, Lee listened to her gut. Her experience guided her and she didn’t second guess it.
My second husband is the polar opposite of my first. Every single person in my family thought I had lost my mind. We’ve been married 34 years and I’m still glad I married him.


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scgirl

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

Absolutely and I think Lee's decision was not risky to her. She read his body language when she visited him in jail and knew that he called her out and set a challenge to her. I think she had him figured out during that visit.

I've taken career risks but always knew that if I didn't I would be sorry. They have been calculated risks though and I think that is what Lee's decision was.


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evelyng

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

Lee followed her instincts in calling Rab to the stand. She had worked with and among people for a long time and experience plus a developed "gut" response caused Lee to "know" that Rab would be the witness she needed to win the case. It paid off, but she did take a big risk. Yes, I took a big risk with my job at one time and threw caution to the winds because I "felt" I was right and I would win. I did win and more easily than I would ever have imagined. Not all frontiers are heavily defended and women, especially need to stand up and tackle difficult situations by taking risks and moving forward.


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acstrine

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

I absolutely agreed with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand! She was right when she stated that he would lose respect for her if she didn't. And I believe that Rab did respect Lee from the moment he met her. She was honest with him, they shared martial arts training, and she empathized with him without giving him a pass on his actions. I also think she saw some genuine goodness in Rab that no one else did. In spite of all the horrible things he had done in his life, in spite of the fact that he seemed to lack a conscience, Rab SAVED Jeremy, offered him shelter and protection. Maybe he recognized that if someone would have done that for him, his own life would have turned out differently.

Yesterday I passed a double semi on a two lane highway. I could see the headlights of an oncoming car as I was halfway around. I knew I was taking a risk by what I felt in my heart and stomach. (Silly example, but it is at times like this I FEEL the most like a risk taker. ha ha) I don't think Lee felt that same exhilaration in debating whether to call Rab or not. She seemed to have a calm, practical approach--as if these kinds of decisions/risks (the kind affecting the lives of others) were made every day.


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darylb

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

I think Lee took a big risk calling Rab to the stand, but obviously it was the right call. She trusted her gut feeling and I have found in my life that usually that is a good thing. I took a big emotional risk by reaching out to my birth family as an adoptee. It has been a big plus for me answering a lifetime of questions.


Posted May. 25, 2019 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
cm28015

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

Yes and no. It was a big risk. She had to rely on her experience and instinct that he would come through for her, that maybe he wanted someone to have a break that he didn't get, that maybe he wanted someone to care about him in the long run. He saw that she did "the right thing" and that it mattered. Both of them realized that sometimes you have to change.


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nancyh

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

I think Lee was used to taking risks with her job. She used her gut feeling. This is what enabled her get a reputation for winning tough cases. I do not believe she was good at taking risks in her personal life. I am not a good risk taker. I cannot think of a time I took a big risk


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acstrine

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

nancy's, I love your point about Lee not taking risks in her personal life! I didn't even separate the two when I was reading, but now that you have mentioned it, Lee is sooo much more guarded in her personal life. She sticks with what she feels comfortable with and no more until the very end of the book when she told Carla not to give up and accepted a date!


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sharalynnep

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RE: Did you agree with Lee's decision to call Rab to the stand? Has there ever been a moment in your life when you took a great risk that ended up paying off?

I can't think of a risky decision I have made. I don't consider myself a risk taker. Lee is a risk taker but it's so much easier to take a risk when you're not the person who will suffer the consequences. Lee trusted her gut and in this case it turned out but again, except for damage to her reputation and/ or self-esteem, she wasn't the one who would suffer for it if it blew up in her face. But, I guess at that point in the trial there wasn't anything left to lose.


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