This book provides a compelling inside view of the Soviet justice system in the Gorbachev era, from the perspective of the practicing lawyer, advokat, who advises citizens in the USSR of their legal rights and defends their interests in courts.
1. The Trial 2. Law Practice: The Moscow Bar and the Legal Consultation Bureau 3. Borzov's Pretrial Consultation 4. The Trial Continues 5. Perestroika and the Moscow Bar 6. The Trial Ends 7. Lawyers, Crime, and Punishment in Gorbachev's USSR 8. Appeal, Retrial, and Resolution of the Borzov Case 9. Conclusion