Posts Tagged ‘lawyers’

  • Check it Out: Ally McBeal

    Calista Flockhart plays Ally McBeal, a 28-year-old Harvard Law School grad whose former college friend hires her at his prestigious law firm. Things get complicated when she finds out that her first love and his wife also work at the firm. The Emmy-winning program introduced its audience to dancing babies, unisex bathrooms and the word […] Read more...
  • Researching Legal Careers

    The Researching Legal Careers guide http://lawlibguides.seattleu.edu/careers points to resources about general career planning and covers career specialties such as elder law or tax law.  You can also learn about business etiquette and how to interview successfully. Read more...
  • Check it Out: Runaway Jury

    In Runaway Jury a widow sues a gun manufacturer after her husband is killed in a shooting accident. When the case is set to go to trial, the gun manufacturer tries to manipulate the jury selection so that it can guarantee the results of the trial. It is not not however the only one trying […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: Presumed Innocent

    Philadelphia Prosecutor Rusty Sabich (Harrison Ford) is having an affair with his coworker until she is murdered. When he is asked to lead the investigation, he finds that the evidence points to him and he is put on trial for the murder. Check out Presumed Innocent from the law library and watch this film version of […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: Michael Clayton

    A powerful New York law firm calls in its “fixer,” attorney Michael Clayton (George Clooney), when their top litigator turns whistleblower in a multi-billion dollar case. Check out Michael Clayton from the law library and watch as Clayton must choose between ethics and loyalty. Read more...
  • Check it Out: Suspect

    In Suspect a judge commits suicide and his secretary is murdered. Public Defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to defend the homeless deaf mute who is accused of murdering the secretary. Riley begins her search for the real killer and gets help from lobbyist juror, Eddie Sanger (Dennis Quaid), and the closer they get to the truth […] Read more...
  • Check it Out: The Client

    In The Client, based on the John Grisham novel, an 11-year-old boy (Brad Renfro) witnesses the confession and suicide of a mob lawyer. With the mob after him and a federal attorney (Tommy Lee Jones) who wants him to tell everything he knows, he must find a way to protect himself. He hires attorney Reggie Love (Susan Sarandon), who puts […] Read more...
  • Law Firms and Social Media

    Steven Matthews has a great post on Slaw (Canada’s online legal magazine) on how law firms fail at social media. His observations (along with his recommendations) should be required reading for anyone thinking of using social media to advance their legal practice. Read more...
  • Pro Bono Net

    Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation. Their website holds a wealth of information, from free webinars and guides to job and pro bono opportunities. Read more...
  • New ICC Prosecutor Sworn In

    Fatou Bensouda was recently sworn in as the new Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in the Hague replacing Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Bensouda is a native of The Gambia and formerly served as its Solicitor General and Minister of Justice. She graduated from law school in Nigeria and holds a Masters of Laws from the International […] Read more...