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1st Feb '16 8:22:22 AM feyhunde
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* [[Film/{{Daredevil}} Murdock and Nelson]] in the Ben Affleck Movie is all over the place, at one point being a prosecutor and a civil lawyer.
25th Dec '15 9:40:51 PM Premonition45
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In real life, each specific area of the law has centuries worth of traditions and precedents built up behind it. There are unique legal principles at work in all of these case areas. Law schools make their students take classes in a broad range of legal issues, but true understanding and expertise comes only through years of specialized training and experience. Put simply, a tax lawyer is not the guy you want handling your slip-and-fall case. The legal counterpart of an OmnidisciplinaryScientist. In fiction, however, if you have a law degree, that means you can work on any legal issue, particularly trial law. Never mind that there are countless branches of law, such as tax law and copyright law, which are unrelated to trial law.
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The legal counterpart of an OmnidisciplinaryScientist. In real life, each specific area of the law has centuries worth of traditions and precedents built up behind it. There are unique legal principles at work in all of these case areas. Law schools make their students take classes in a broad range of legal issues, but true understanding and expertise comes only through years of specialized training and experience. Put simply, a tax lawyer is not the guy you want handling your slip-and-fall case. The legal counterpart of an OmnidisciplinaryScientist. experience. In fiction, however, if you have a law degree, that means you can work on any legal issue, particularly trial law. Never mind that there are countless branches of law, such as tax law and copyright law, which are unrelated to trial law. law. Put simply, a tax lawyer is not the guy you want handling your slip-and-fall case.
25th Dec '15 6:39:12 PM nombretomado
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* During the SilverAge, [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Murdock and Nelson]] seemed to be the only law firm in MarvelComics New York City. So despite the fact they were mostly defence attorneys, Foggy and Matt seemed to be involved in everything from wills to contract negotiation.
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* During the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Murdock and Nelson]] seemed to be the only law firm in MarvelComics New York City. So despite the fact they were mostly defence attorneys, Foggy and Matt seemed to be involved in everything from wills to contract negotiation.
22nd Dec '15 8:56:49 AM laserviking42
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** Some episodes heavily imply that he hasn't even passed the bar exam.
9th Nov '15 6:15:04 PM TARINunit9
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* ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' has James Donovan, who has worked as a war crime prosecutor, insurance lawyer, and foreign relations negotiator. Did we mention [[TruthInTelevision it's a biopic]]?
28th Sep '15 8:09:45 AM TheWanderer
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* In Season 1 of ''Series/TheWire'', detective Jimmy [=McNulty=] realizes that he's in danger of missing a hearing regarding his divorce, and grabs the nearest lawyer he can (prosecutor Rhonda Pearlman, who is working together with the special detail Jimmy is part of) and runs for the courthouse. Once inside the courthouse, the trope is subverted and deconstructed; Rhonda spends her professional life prosecuting drug dealers and other criminals and is rather clueless about divorce law and what to do at the hearing. She even says as much to the judge at one point when the judge voices surprise that Rhonda isn't objecting to the actions and assertions of Mrs. [=McNulty's=] lawyer.
16th Sep '15 6:46:52 PM brtd
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** Another variation of this occurs in any episode involving capital punishment, since there is no death penalty in Illinois, the state the show is set in[[note]]Technically Illinois didn't abolish capital punishment until 2011, but due to the actions of a previous Governor granting clemency to the state's entire death row and series of legal precedents the state had no executions in well over a decade prior to that, and effectively no death penalty.[[/note]], the death penalty case episodes are set in Indiana. But a legal license only permits an attorney to practice in the state it's issued in, and it's quite unlikely that the main cast have passed the bar in Indiana or met the continuing requirements to keep a license there.
23rd Aug '15 5:43:36 AM SvartiKotturinn
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* ''Series/TheGoodWife'' has had the main cast at Lockhart/Gardner and eventually Florrick/Agos doing everything from capital crime defense to immigration law to copyright law. Recurring characters tend to be specialists, however: Lockhart/Gardner's David Lee specializes in family law (e.g. divorces and paternity suits), while recurring antagonist Louis Canning mainly defends corporations from class-actions.
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* ''Series/TheGoodWife'' has had the main cast at Lockhart/Gardner and eventually Florrick/Agos doing everything from capital crime defense to immigration law to copyright law. Recurring characters tend to be specialists, however: Lockhart/Gardner's David Lee specializes in family law (e.g. divorces and paternity suits), while recurring antagonist Louis Canning mainly defends corporations from class-actions. Also, when they need to be interrogated or stand trial, once in a blue moon, they get someone else to represent them.
9th Jun '15 10:28:32 PM Kid
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** Although, he does his best to get out of it, pointing out that he is not in fact a defense attorney. And he seems mainly to win because the judge is too tired to deal with his CourtroomAntics anymore.
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** Although, he does his best to get out of it, pointing out that he is not in fact a defense attorney. And he seems mainly to win because the judge is too tired to deal with his CourtroomAntics anymore. ** Subverted in a later episode where Haley gets arrested and Claire calls Mitch in a panic to help them out in case they need a lawyer. He protests that as an environmental lawyer he can't do very much and is shown to be out of his depth when it's revealed Haley was arrested for resisting arrest and assaulting a cop.
9th Jun '15 10:25:22 PM Kid
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* ''Franchise/PerryMason'' has Perry getting involved in a lot of different types of legal business- in fact, he often gets his trial clients by having them hire him for something else entirely.
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* ''Franchise/PerryMason'' has Perry getting involved in a lot of different types of legal business- in business--in fact, he often gets his trial clients by having them hire him for something else entirely.
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