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13th Jul '17 1:14:23 PM hszmv1
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*** Bonus Points: The head of the ACLU at the time was not only Jewish, but a Holocaust Survivor and fully supported their case.
13th Jun '17 10:28:09 PM td1989
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* ''Series/DropDeadDiva'' has the lawyers of Harrison & Parker particularly Jane and Grayson.
10th Jun '17 3:54:52 AM Dravencour
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* The female protagonist of ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' is shown in deleted material (which can be brought back by mods) to have a streak of this, getting ready to defend a client that she knows is innocent of what he's being accused of.
12th May '17 2:58:17 PM LongTallShorty64
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*Craig, from the film ''Film/InThisOurLife'', doesn’t make much money with his law firm, but he’s willing to to help his clients whenever he can even if they don't have to money to pay him. He even rejects Uncle Fitzroy’s offer to help with the legal side of his business (something that would bring him a lot of money) because he disagrees with Fitzroy’s practices. He even gives Parry Clay, the Timberlake’s African American helper, a job as a clerk because he wants to become a lawyer (this being the 1940s, it was a rare and very progressive gesture.)
22nd Apr '17 8:55:58 PM JulianLapostat
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* Quite a few notorious dictators started out this way:
** UsefulNotes/MaximilienRobespierre before the Revolution was known to have often catered to poor clients, helping in particular single mothers who had children out of wedlock, campaigning for the rights of eccentric would-be inventors, and helping in other civil cases. A lot of these cases were done by him pro-bono and it led to his election as a Third Estate representative in the Estates Assembly. Until [[ReignOfTerror the final year of his life]], he had a solid reputation as a principled man who helped the poor, known for standing up to the little guy, with even his friend Camille Desmoullins noting that in law-school he had a reputation as a BullyHunter. Which [[KnightTemplar somehow both explains everything]] and leaves many questions unanswered.
** UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar in ancient Rome was an ImpoverishedPatrician living in the slums of the city, and he began his practise and his political career by helping poor Romans and challenging the abuses of corrupt governors and officials. Caesar as a politician was a populare, committed to helping and relieving the poor, but this also, as his critics noted, gave him a platform for grabbing power.
** UsefulNotes/FidelCastro also started out as a lawyer who crusaded in favor of civil liberties against the Batista government. As UsefulNotes/NedKelly said, [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis Such is life]]...
* It's common to paint UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln as this and there are a few instances of him helping out poor clients and doing pro-bono work (celebrated in Creator/JohnFord's ''Film/YoungMrLincoln''). But for the most part, Lincoln was a careerist lawyer, who wanted to build a successful practise, and he often worked as a corporate lawyer defending the interests of wealthy railroad clients. Thaddeus Stevens the most famous abolitionist of his day was likewise a career lawyer and in one ironic instance, actually successfully campaigned for the return of a runaway slave to its master under the Fugitive Slave Act (which he later considered his OldShame). Which proves that crusading politicians even if they start out in law, aren't fully formed at the outset.
5th Apr '17 10:29:49 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Fred Gailey in ''Film/MiracleOn34thStreet'' (renamed Bill Schaffner in the 1973 version and Bryan Bedford in 1994 one) is this; after his law firm tells him to drop the case in fear of bad publicity, Gailey quits, claiming he'll start his own simply to help guys like Kris.
29th Mar '17 8:58:32 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Ran's mother Eri Kisaki is a lawyer and, when she's actually shown at her work, she has strong traces of this. i.e., a {{filler}} case has her defending a guy who's been accused of murder because she's sure that not only he isn't the culprit, but because she believes he's TakingTheHeat. [[spoiler: She's right.]]
23rd Dec '16 9:19:03 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** And as hard as it is to believe [[LetsYouAndHimFight(given how much the good guys seem to love fighting each other in comics)]] it took ''until 2014'' before the two [[http://marvel.com/comics/issue/49124/she-hulk_2014_10 opposed each other on opposite sides in a case.]]

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** And as hard as it is to believe [[LetsYouAndHimFight(given [[LetsYouAndHimFight (given how much the good guys seem to love fighting each other in comics)]] comics]] it took ''until 2014'' before the two [[http://marvel.com/comics/issue/49124/she-hulk_2014_10 opposed each other on opposite sides in a case.]]
23rd Dec '16 4:39:13 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]] brings the same sense of work ethics and morality into his [[SecretIdentity day-job.]]
* Comicbook/SheHulk too.

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[[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Matt Murdock]] brings the same sense of work ethics and morality into his [[SecretIdentity day-job.]]
* ** Comicbook/SheHulk too.too.
** And as hard as it is to believe [[LetsYouAndHimFight(given how much the good guys seem to love fighting each other in comics)]] it took ''until 2014'' before the two [[http://marvel.com/comics/issue/49124/she-hulk_2014_10 opposed each other on opposite sides in a case.]]
4th Dec '16 6:16:13 PM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/Daredevil2015'', being this trope is a prerequisite to working at Nelson & Murdock. Matt Murdock lives his double life as a lawyer and as a vigilante with the interest of making Hell's Kitchen a better place. The trope even applies to Karen Page, even though she's just the secretary - investigating and exposing Wilson Fisk through the law and the press is primarily the result of Karen's digging rather than anything done on Matt's or Foggy's end.

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* In ''Series/Daredevil2015'', being this trope is a prerequisite to working at Nelson & Murdock. Matt Murdock lives his double life as a lawyer and as a vigilante with the interest of making Hell's Kitchen a better place. The trope even applies to Karen Page, And even though she's just the secretary - a secretary, Karen Page's investigating and exposing Wilson Fisk through the law and the press is primarily drives the result of Karen's digging rather plot just as much, if not more, than anything done on Matt's or Foggy's end.
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