Real World Lessons from Lawyers on the Big Screen
This seminar has already taken place!
A 3-hour, condensed version of our very popular Lawyers at the Movies 6-hour course.
Practical lessons in good lawyering are demonstrated -- in a highly entertaining way! -- by looking at the exploits of imaginary lawyers from popular "lawyer" movies, TV shows, and books.
PLEASE NOTE: If have already attended or signed up for our 6-hour "Lawyers at the Movies" course, you should not register for this course, since most of the content of this 3-hour course is derived from the 6-hour version!
Agenda for Wednesday, the 4th of December 2019
1:00pm Central Time - Webcast Begins
(Please be sure to register and tune into the website at least 10 minutes before start time)
Agenda is Approximate and Tentative
1:00pm – 1:40pm The Myths that Hollywood Perpetuates about Lawyers (and the problems they create for lawyers) Clips discussed: Young Mr. Lincoln (Henry Fonda, 1939), Inherit the Wind (Spencer Tracy, 1960)
1:40pm – 2:05pm Voir Dire and Jury Selection Clips discussed: Marshall (Chadwick Boseman, 2017), Young Mr. Lincoln (Henry Fonda, 1939)
2:05pm – 2:20pm Opening Statements Clip discussed: My Cousin Vinny (Joe Pesci, 1992)
2:20pm - 2:35pm Break
2:35pm – 2:55pm Opening Statements Continued Clip discussed: Philadelphia (Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Mary Steenburgen, 1993)
2:55pm – 3:15pm Direct Examination and Cross Examination Clips discussed: To Kill a Mockingbird (Gregory Peck, 1962), A Few Good Men (Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, 1992), Anatomy of a Murder (Jimmy Stewart, 1959)
3:15pm - 4:15pm Ethics, Civility, and Professionalism Clips discussed: Tombstone (Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, 1993), Bridge of Spies (Tom Hanks, 2015) To Kill a Mockingbird (Gregory Peck, 1962) (ethics credit)
Due to technical requirements, customers must attend a live webcast in its entirety to receive credit for attendance. No partial credit can be accommodated.