17 September 2013

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3 Amazing Movie Lawyers You Would Want On Your Side

Lawyers practise one of the oldest professions known to man; it is still as relevant today as it was when the concept of law and trials were first introduced to human societies. It is not surprising then that there have been numerous movies in which the protagonist is a member of the legal profession. Here are 3 amazing lawyers from cinema history who you would hire in a jiffy should you ever find yourself in the need for an attorney. [...]


Lawyers practise one of the oldest professions known to man; it is still as relevant today as it was when the concept of law and trials were first introduced to human societies. It is not surprising then that there have been numerous movies in which the protagonist is a member of the legal profession. Here are 3 amazing lawyers from cinema history who you would hire in a jiffy should you ever find yourself in the need for an attorney.

Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird
Based on Harper Lee’s 1960 novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird made waves when it first hit the screens in 1962. Racism has always been a very sensitive issue in American culture and this movie highlighted the racial injustice that is part of American history. After being appointed by the court, Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch takes on the case of Tom Robinson, much to the chagrin of the people of Maycomb County. Even though it was evident that the case would be decided based upon the colour of Tom’s skin and not the evidence presented, Atticus Finch did not back down in his attempts to persuade the jury to do the right thing.Gregory Peck’s portrayal of the principled gentleman lawyer is considered by many in the legal profession to be the finest portrayal of a lawyer on the silver screen.

Paul Biegler, Anatomy of a Murder
James Stewart is of the most remarkable actors in the history of Hollywood. He has numerous critically acclaimed movies to his name and delivered gripping performances. However, none of his roles come close to his portrayal of Paul Biegler, a small-town Michigan lawyer. Even though he is a small-town lawyer, Paul Biegler does not fear going up against the combined might of the lead district attorney and a powerful prosecutor from the big city. Biegler’s character shows viewers exactly what skills are needed to be a very good lawyer. A thorough knowledge of the law is of course crucial, but intelligence and the ability to think quickly on one’s feet are also very important. Anatomy of a Murder gives us a view of how court cases spill outside the courtroom and how a lawyer with conviction can get the result he desires.

Daniel Kaffee, A Few Good Men
Before A Few Good Men, Tom Cruise’s last outing in military uniform saw him flying an F-14, shooting down enemy aircraft ad raking in the big bucks at the box office. However, A Few Good Men was no Top Gun and Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee was a far cry from being Maverick. An inexperienced US Navy Lawyer, Lt Kaffee had a reputation for taking the easy way out. When a high-profile murder case lands to him, the young Lieutenant is once again on the verge of taking a plea bargain. However, after being persuaded by his colleague, Daniel Kaffee decides to properly defend the two Marines implicated in the case. With a new found enthusiasm, Lt Kaffee digs deep to uncover a USMC cover-up that has the potential to ruin his career. However, in the search for truth and justice, Lt Kaffee puts everything on the line and goes after a Marine Colonel. With dogged determination and quick wit, Lt Kaffee causes the Colonel to have a meltdown and reveal all the true details. The truth was out and you know what, Lt Kaffee was able to handle it.

With any one of these excellent lawyers by your side, victory in court is almost guaranteed.


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Veronica King is the author of this informative post. She is a popular blogger who shares law tips through her articles. She suggests her readers to visit BrownChiari.com for any kind of legal aid or advice.


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