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Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top "Lawyer" Movies of All Time

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Overview

Special Saturday seminar in Jackson during CLE Deadline Weekend!

Although Hollywood has a tendency to portray lawyers and the legal profession in a very unrealistic light, wonderful lessons for practicing lawyers nonetheless abound in some of the most beloved "lawyer" movies and TV shows of all time.  So - earn 6 hours of CLE and grab some popcorn as we discuss practical lessons in trial technique, client relations, and much more from lots of your favorite movies, including:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Verdict
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Fracture (with Ryan Gossling)
  • A Few Wood Men
  • Liar, Liar (with Jim Carrey)
  • A Civil Action (with John Travolta)
  • Dozens more!

Speaker(s)

  • William R Newman of Barristers Educational Services
  • Meeting Site

    Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

    1152 Lakeland Drive (Just off I-55)

    Jackson, MS  39216

    Agenda for Saturday, the 29th of July 2017

    Agenda is Approximate and Tentative

    8:00am - 8:30am - Registration

    8:30am - 9:30am - What Our Clients Expect from Us (Thanks to Hollywood) - Clips discussed:  Young Mr. Lincoln (Henry Fonda, 1939), Inherit the Wind (Spencer Tracy, 1960), Michael Clayton (George Clooney, 2007), Legally Blonde (Reese Witherspoon, 2001

    9:35am - 10:50am - In the Courtroom:  Themes, Voir Dire, Opening Statements, and Direct Examination - Clips discussed:  Young Mr. Lincoln (Henry Fonda, 1939), My Cousin Vinny (Joe Pesci, 1992), Philadelphia (Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, 1993), Judgment at Nuremberg (Spencer Tracy, 1961), To Kill a Mockingbird (Gregory Peck, 1962)

    11:00am - 12:15pm - Making the Case:  Preparing Witnesses and Cross Examination - Clips discussed:  Kramer v. Kramer (Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, 1979), The Social Network (Jesse Eisenberg, 2010), A Few Good Men (Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise, 1992), A Civil Action (Robert Duvall, John Travolta, 1998), Anatomy of a Murder (Jimmy Stewart, 1959)

    12:15pm - 1:30pm - Lunch Break (on your own)

    1:30pm - 2:30pm - Communicating with Jurors and Using Expert Witnesses Effectively - Clips discussed:  12 Angry Men (Henry Fonda, 1957), Amistad (Anthony Hopkins, Matthew McConaughey, 1997), My Cousin Vinny (Joe Pesci, 1992)

     2:45pm - 3:15pm - A Crazy Way to Make a Living - Clips discussed:  The Paper Chase (John Houseman, 1973)

    3:15pm - 4:15pm - A Noble and Honorable Profession:  Ethics and Professionalism -Clips discussed:  Liar, Liar (Jim Carrey, 1997), Fracture (Ryan Gosling, 2007), Miracle on 34th Street (Natalie Wood, 1947), The Conspirator (Robin Wright, 2010), The Verdict (Paul Newman, 1982), To Kill a Mockingbird (Gregory Peck, 1962)