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HAVE YOU SEEN THESE LAWYER MOVIES?

 

A Few Good Men (1992)

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The film revolves around the court-martial of two U.S. Marines charged with the murder of a fellow Marine and the tribulations of their lawyers as they prepare a case to defend their clients.

Stars: Tom CruiseJack NicholsonDemi Moore 

 Absence of Malice (1981)

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Michael Colin Gallagher is the son of a long dead Mafia boss who is a simple liquor warehouse owner. Frustrated in his attempt to solve a murder of a union head, a prosecutor leaks a false story that Gallagher is a target of the investigation, hoping that he will tell them something for protection. As his life begins to unravel, others are hurt by the story. Megan Carter, the reporter, is in the clear under the Absence of Malice rule in slander and libel cases. Knowing nothing to trade to the prosecutors, Gallagher must regain control of his life on different ground.

Stars:  Paul NewmanSally FieldBob Balaban 

 Amistad 

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Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen abducted for the slave trade managed to gain control of their captors’ ship off the coast of Cuba, and the international legal battle that followed their capture by a U.S.revenue cutter. The case was ultimately resolved by the United States Supreme Court in 1841.

Stars:  Djimon HounsouMatthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins

 Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

 

New Picture (36).pngAnatomy of a Murder, is by far the most realistic and technically accurate courtroom drama ever produced. The conduct of the trial, the examination of the witnesses, the colloquy and bantering back and forth between the lawyers and between the lawyers and the judge, is spot-on. Every question from the lawyers, every objection, every ruling by the judge, every admonishment from the judge, and the testimony of the witnesses, every bit of it, is realistic and believable, lines that were accurately written with care, and then flawlessly delivered. In the tension between the shrewd old judge and the lawyer for defense, the film raises a crucial issue on the rules of advocacy: To what extent a lawyer should represent a client zealously within the rules and norms of courtroom etiquette?

Stars:   James StewartLee RemickBen Gazzara

And Justice for All (1979)

Arthur Kirkland is a young lawyer who realizes early on in his career that whatever he learned in school is different in real life. When we first meet Arthur he seems eager to help his clients. He soon realizes the legal system, as it’s practiced in the court room, depends on who is judging the case, as there appears to be jaded judges who are blind to the justice he is seeking for his clients. Having said this, the film is a good example of the way some lawyers truly do care about their clients and not intent on making a lot of money.

Best part is Al Pacino giving the big “This whole courtroom’s out of order!!” speech.

Stars:  Al PacinoJack WardenJohn Forsythe 

 more to come…

 

 

 

 

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RAISE YOUR STANDARDS!

I’ll recommend my source of energy, Anthony Robbins:

“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins

“The only problem we really have is we think we’re not supposed to have problems! Problems call us to higher level- – face & solve them now!” – Tony Robbins

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” – Tony Robbins

“Things do not have meaning. We assign meaning to everything.” – Tony Robbins

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

“For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.” – Tony Robbins

“I discovered a long time ago that if I helped enough people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted and I would never have to worry.” – Tony Robbins

“Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.” – Tony Robbins

“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.” – Tony Robbins

“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” – Tony Robbins

“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” – Tony Robbins

“It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.” – Tony Robbins

“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” – Tony Robbins

https://www.ted.com/talks/tony_robbins_asks_why_we_do_what_we_do

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As you begin the new academic year, RAISE YOUR STANDARDS!