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Saturday, 30 April 2011

At 2 we have...

Its Liar Liar!
A fast track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after the lawyer turns his son down for the last time.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

My 5th top Lawyer film/ TV series

At number 5 we have 'The Acused'.

Jodie Foster in a hightly conveted role of a working class girl at the centre of a gang rape trial.

Monday, 25 April 2011

My 7th top lawyer film!

Rumpole of the Bailey
Portly barrister Horace Rumpole who would defend any client, mostly minor villans.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

At 8 we have...

Ally McBeal
An American TV Show starring Calista Flockhart, dancing babies and some of the most weirdest court scenes you'll ever see! This show ads a comic element to the Lawyer profession!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Number 9!

At number 9 is 'Judge Judy'

Judge Judy is Judith Sheindlin who deals with real-life small claims cases. American popcorn reality tv but still amusing.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Top 10 Lawyer Films and TV shows

So, yesterday one of my followers suggested I talk about Lawyers on TV shows and films... So I thought why not! Cheers for the suggestion Kicking Rocks!


Right so, I'm going to do a countdown of my favourite films/TV shows each day starting with my 10th favourite right down to my top favourite! 


Enjoy!


Right so at number 10 we have...


'My Cousin Vinny' - Joe Pesci stars as a 'personal injury lawyer' in his hilarious comedy.



Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A day in the life of a Lawyer

The daily responsibilities of lawyers can mean late nights on a regular basis. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that, of those that work full time, about 37 percent work 50 hours or more per week. Travel can also be required, particularly for those specializing in international law.
Lawyers do most of their work in courtrooms, law libraries, and offices. Some meet clients in their homes or businesses. They attend meetings, gather and interpret evidence, and consult with authorities, clients, and members of their firm. Some meet with clients in prisons or hospitals. About 27 percent of lawyers are self-employed, either in solo practice or as partners in law firms.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

What do lawyers do?

Although lawyers affect nearly every aspect of society in a range of positions and industries, their basic duties are the same--to represent the needs of their clients in civil and criminal trials. However, other job duties vary dramatically. Lawyers can specialize in bankruptcy, international, elder, probate, or environmental law. The growing field of intellectual property is also seeing a growing level of attention from lawyers.
Some lawyers spend more time in the courtroom than others, working as trial lawyers. While some lawyers work in private practice, others find employment in government, legal aid societies, or within corporations.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Demand

One lawyer exists for every 300 people in the US. About 25 percent of attorneys are self-employed, the BLS reports. Competition among law schools is fierce, with colleges and universities recieving far more applicants than they have openings. And the employment climate continues to be brutal, with law schools cranking out an average of 40,000 graduates every year, Weedman-Davis says. Many lawyers create their own opportunities by establishing practices in small towns. Other law school graduates have found success in unrelated feilds, such as legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, rock musician Ray Manzarek of the Doors and TV personality Ozzie Nelson.

Next post coming tomorrow! Stay tuned!