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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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1st Dec '16 5:31:56 AM aolbain
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** Her ex-husband, Mickey himself, fits the trope in a roundabout fashion. He spends the majority of his career as a criminal defense attorney, and his clients are usually guilty of something, if not necessarily the crime they're accused of. While he isn't above hunting for lucrative cases and cashing in on publicity his usual clientele comes from the lower echelons of society and he views himself as standing up for the little guy against a large, unwieldy and often flawed judicial system.
11th Nov '16 6:27:33 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.



* TruthInTelevision: Many, many law students and recent graduates begin their careers with the intention of becoming a CrusadingLawyer. Many famous names fit this trope, with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Cochran Johnnie Cochran]] perhaps being the Ur-example. It's not unheard of for legal firms (of any size) to take on civil cases for free as a way to give back, do the right thing, or otherwise help those who would never be represented.

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* TruthInTelevision: Many, many law students and recent graduates begin their careers with the intention of becoming a CrusadingLawyer. Many famous names fit this trope, with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Cochran Johnnie Cochran]] perhaps being the Ur-example. It's not unheard of for legal firms (of any size) to take on civil cases for free ''pro bono'' as a way to give back, do the right thing, or otherwise help those who would never be represented.
29th Sep '16 11:22:30 PM PaulA
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* Margareth [=McPherson=] a.k.a. Maggie McFierce]] in the Literature/MickeyHaller novels is a prosecutor who is more interested in justice than winning cases.

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* Margareth [=McPherson=] a.k.a. Maggie McFierce]] [=McFierce=] in the Literature/MickeyHaller novels is a prosecutor who is more interested in justice than winning cases.
29th Sep '16 11:22:07 PM PaulA
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* [[Creator/MichaelConnelly Margareth McPherson a.k.a. Maggie McFierce]] in ''Literature/TheLincolnLawyer'' novels is a prosecutor who is more interested in justice than winning cases.

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* [[Creator/MichaelConnelly Margareth McPherson [=McPherson=] a.k.a. Maggie McFierce]] in ''Literature/TheLincolnLawyer'' the Literature/MickeyHaller novels is a prosecutor who is more interested in justice than winning cases.
10th Aug '16 7:19:38 PM Ezclee4050
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* The obscure 1970-71 series ''[[http://www.tvobscurities.com/spotlight/the-storefront-lawyers/ Storefront Lawyers]]'' (later retooled into ''Men at Law'') took the trope UpToEleven.
1st Apr '16 11:56:49 PM Joysweeper
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* ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'''s Jayjay Falcon works out to be this [[spoiler: in all but one ending]]. The player can choose repeatedly to have him want to abandon a case when it gets dangerous, or refuse one, ButThouMust. Aside from those moments he tries to be entirely valorous, ''especially'' in 4C (Fraternité). His rival Severin Cocorico is a lot less friendly and rarely sympathetic, and ''used'' to be an AmoralAttorney, but now pursues justice, not punishment.
21st Feb '16 7:27:49 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Burton Joseph, an [=ACLU=] lawyer who advocated to the [=ACLU=] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Socialist_Party_of_America_v._Village_of_Skokie they defend the Skokie Nazis]]' right to march through the Jewish community of Skokie, is one such example. This move was costly to the ACLU in alienating supporters, but probably was worth it in the long run in showing that in defending constitutional rights, the ACLU really means it. (Allowing the demonstration also let the Nazis inadvertently show their true nature (i.e., kind of pathetic) instead of making neo-Nazism into ForbiddenFruit.

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** Burton Joseph, an [=ACLU=] lawyer who advocated to the [=ACLU=] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Socialist_Party_of_America_v._Village_of_Skokie they defend the Skokie Nazis]]' right to march through the Jewish community of Skokie, is one such example. This move was costly to the ACLU in alienating supporters, but probably was worth it in the long run in showing that in defending constitutional rights, the ACLU really means it. (Allowing Allowing the demonstration also let the Nazis inadvertently show their true nature (i.e., kind of pathetic) instead of making neo-Nazism into ForbiddenFruit.
21st Feb '16 7:27:32 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Burton Joseph, an [=ACLU=] lawyer who advocated to the [=ACLU=] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Socialist_Party_of_America_v._Village_of_Skokie they defend the Skokie Nazis]]' right to march through the Jewish community of Skokie, is one such example. This move was costly to the ACLU in alienating supporters, but probably was worth it in the long run in showing that in defending constitutional rights, the ACLU really means it.

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** Burton Joseph, an [=ACLU=] lawyer who advocated to the [=ACLU=] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Socialist_Party_of_America_v._Village_of_Skokie they defend the Skokie Nazis]]' right to march through the Jewish community of Skokie, is one such example. This move was costly to the ACLU in alienating supporters, but probably was worth it in the long run in showing that in defending constitutional rights, the ACLU really means it. (Allowing the demonstration also let the Nazis inadvertently show their true nature (i.e., kind of pathetic) instead of making neo-Nazism into ForbiddenFruit.
9th Jan '16 9:09:00 AM rjung
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* James Donovan in ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' becomes this, taking the case of accused Soviet spy Rudolf Abel because he believes even those working against the United States deserve protection under the Constitution.
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