Hollywood and lawyers have gone together like two peas in a pod since the very inception of motion pictures. In an industry built on fantasy and unlimited imagination, playing an attorney in a well-written film can be the direct route to big recognition in an actor's career. From Atticus Finch to Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, those portraying legal advocates have given us some of the most memorable characters in Hollywood history. Among all the many examples, these top seven thespians provided us with some of the most unforgettable performances in the courtroom.1. Gregory Peck as Atticus FinchNo one can forget Gregory Peck's portrayal of attorney Atticus Finch in "To Kill A Mockingbird." Admirable father to Scout and Jem, Atticus Finch uses his legal prowess to fight against racial injustice in Depression-era Alabama. His defense of African-American Tom Robinson, who was wrongfully accused of rape, stands the test of time as one of the top courtroom performances ever.6. Richard Gere as Billy FlynnA movie generally thought of for its tap dancing rather than its courtroom drama, "Chicago" nonetheless highlights Richard Gere's impressive performance as a less than reputable attorney. This film, based on the Broadway play, revolves around murderous celebrities who turn their notoriety into a successful vaudeville act.7. John Travolta as Jan SchlichtmannIn "A Civil Action," based on real-life events, John Travolta brings a complex legal battle to the silver screen with his role as Jan Schlichtmann, a small-firm plaintiffs lawyer. Schlichtmann embarks on a David vs. Goliath quest by going after two big corporations that he believes are at fault for the deaths of eight neighborhood kids who were all diagnosed with leukemia.
BREAKING NEWS AT SIX. ATTORNEYS FOR RAY TENSING WANT HIS CHARGES DISMISSED -- BECAUSE OF áTHIS COMMENT THAT HAMILTON COUNTY PROSECUTOR JOE DETERS MADE TO NINE ON YOUR SIDE. <"did you consider a lesser charge? well the judge can do that. judge ghiz can do that. she can do that. right before the jury gets the thing. she can add charges to the jury. she can add lesser offenses and i suspect she will. "> THAT WAS ONLY ONE PORTION OF THE NINE ON YOUR SIDE INTERVIEW - AS WE SOUGHT TO GET PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT MAY BE DIFFERENT IN THE TRIAL THIS TIME AROUND. TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE PROSECUTORS OFFICE SAT IN ON THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW, KEEPING A WATCHFUL EAR. LISTEN TO THE DISCUSSION FOR YOURSELF. "Is there anything you wish you could have done differently. " in retrospect. " "You know, I've looked at the videos of the first trial and,um, yeah there are things I would have done differently. " differently. "A BIT OUT OF CHARACTER, JOE DETERS WAS THOUGHTFUL, EVEN QUIET. HE DIDN'T -- áCOULDN'T -- SAY MUCH. BUT HE ADMITTED TO ME HE THINKS ABOUT THIS CASE EVERY DAY. DAY. "I wish I were more eloquent and wish I had been more persuasive to the jury. But I am who I am and I did my best. :53 :53OF THE THINGS HE THINKS ABOUT. THE JURY. 15:11:20 we had two jurors who would not convict a police officer. period. and we had ten who were willing to do it. so it really depends on the jury that come forth in the next week or so. :32 to determine whether or not we are gonna be successful. " successful. "COUPLE THE FACT THAT TEN JURORS WERE WILLING TO CONVICT RAY TENSING ON VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, AND THE MAGNITUDE OF THE CASE -- AND YOU HAVE THE REASONS WHY DETERS SAYS HE DIRECTED HIS OFFICE TO TRY THE CASE AGAIN. THERE HAS BEEN CRITICISM THAT, IN THE FIRST TRIAL, JURY SELECTION TOOK JUST ONE DAY. 15:12:16 our initial panel was, I thought, very favorable to us. but then we had people who didn't want to serve. They wanted off jury duty and then you start bringing in other people and there's really nothign much you can do about it. : 36 36AND DETERS ADMITS. NO MATTER WHAT THE EVIDENCE, IT'S EXTREMELY HARD TO CONVICT AT COP. COP. "People who i respect a great deal said 'you're never gonna get a guilty verdict', bc it's a police officer. and I just kind of poo pooed it. but. "I'm convinced, or I wouldn't have sought the charges :43 so, without getting into details, we gotta go forward, and we will. And hopefully we will have peopel who follow their oaths. " :52 WE DID REACH OUT TO RAY TENSING'S DEFENSE COUNCIL. HE DECLINED TO BE INTERVIEWED. TENSING IS CHARGED WITH MURDER AND VOLUNTARY MURDER. JUDGE LESLIE GHIZ -- WHO IS PRESIDING IN THIS RETRIAL- - DOES HAVE THE ABILITY TO ADD IN LESSER CHARGES. WE'VE REACHED OUT TO THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE TO SEE IF THE JUDGE HAS MADE ANY CONTACT WITH THEIR OFFICE SINCE THIS MOTION WAS FILED. WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE HEAR BACK. TANYA WILL BE BACK TONIGHT AT 11 TO.
Indian Attorneys are people who have gone to law school and who practice the law. They must pass a big exam called the bar exam. This is what makes a student a certified attorney. Sometimes students can have a hard time determining what kind of law they want to practice because there are so many different types.
First, you need to consider all areas of the law. Once you have narrowed your choices down to a three you should start seeking as much information on those choices that you can possibly fund. You will also want to determine what type of firm you want to practice. Maybe you want to do corporate law where you have the opportunity to make partnerships or maybe you want to head out on your own.
Choosing Between Law Firms - How to Choose a Good Lawyer
There are so many areas of the law that some lawyers specialize in a couple areas, while some focus on just one area of the law. Practicing attorneys that do a generalization of many areas of the law are called general practitioners.
They don’t focus on all the areas, but they choose many areas in which to have great knowledge of. Specialists focus on one area. You may have criminal attorneys, tax attorneys, women’s rights attorneys, and so on. A general practitioner can handle most legal issues that are common.
If you are involved in a complex case or case that is worth a lot of money or a serious matter you will want a specialist. In some cases, people will have multiple attorneys so that they can make sure that their case is being handed to the firm’s full capability and so on.
When it comes to the lawyers, you will mostly see what special training they have gotten. Attorneys are just the name for anyone who can represent you in a court of law. They too have to pas a bar and are state certified. Any lawyer can be an attorney. The only thing is that some lawyers do not litigate.
Every day thousands of people show up for a job they hate. Is it because the work is knuckle-scrapingly hard? No. Is it because the job is mind numbingly boring? No. It is because every day someone at that place of work makes life miserable for that employee. It makes suffering through until days' end almost unbearable. It rears its ugly head as discrimination, be it sexual, racial, ageism or religious. It's a boss who sexually harasses an employee or someone who chronically tells lewd, unwelcome jokes in the workplace. It's a fellow employee in the next cubicle who gossips, bullies, sabotages or belittles the accomplishments of his neighbor and the boss who allows such behavior.What these people are experiencing is a Hostile Work Environment and the U.S. Government passed laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of1967, and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to prevent such things.In America, we have the inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. We have the right to work a job without being made to suffer to do it. While women have long found themselves the focus of unwanted or unwelcome attention such as this in the workplace, they are not alone suffering this kind of humiliation in Hostile Work Environments. But with the sexual revolution of the 60's and 70's, as more women found their way into the workplace, they were the first to bring the problem of Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment to the attention of the courts. With the awareness in the last two decades of the ramifications of bullying and incidents that inspired phrases like 'going postal', it would seem that this kind of situation should be lessening in the workplace. But every day, it goes on. Every day, employees reach their limits. They are desperate to keep their jobs in a worsening economy and are forced to swallow their anger.Kenneth Wygand, a Los Angeles accountant, found himself the unwelcome target of Harassment by a boss who learned of Kenneth's homosexuality. Kenneth became the brunt of office jokes and was intentionally left out of meetings. When he complained to a partner in the firm, he was assured that something would be done, but nothing was, and afterward, was characterized as 'difficult.' His supervisor continued to harangue Kenneth, pushing him to quit, rallying the other employees to ostracize him as well for fear of losing their own jobs. He was given terrible reviews and missed out on salary increases. But the boss simply defended his actions, saying that Kenneth was not performing up to standards. Out of desperation, Kenneth consulted a Hostile Work Environment Attorney and sued his former employer, and won a sizable case.The fear of losing ones job is a powerful force. So many remain silent in the face of this destructive and debilitating behavior. But if the situation warrants, an experienced Hostile Work Environment Attorney can be your advocate where there is none in the workplace. If you feel you are a victim of a Hostile Work Environment, contact a Hostile Work Environment Attorney who specializes in workplace harassment issues who will help you get the compensation you deserve.