Harvey and Mike. Mike and Harvey. Have you ever wanted to know if they’re good lawyers? Today we’re going to find out. Stay until the end for my Legal Accuracy Grade.
SUITS has been highly requested; probably the most requested show on this channel. I think I missed Suits the first time around because I had already graduated from law school when it came out. But I’m glad I got a chance to watch this. This week i’m deconstructing the first episode of Suits.
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I get asked a lot about whether being a practicing attorney is like being a lawyer on TV. I love watching legal movies and courtroom dramas. It's one of the reasons I decided to become a lawyer. But sometimes they make me want to pull my hair out because they are ridiculous.
Today I'm taking a break from teaching law students how to kick ass in law school to take on lawyers in the movies and on TV. While all legal movies and shows take dramatic license to make things more interesting (nobody wants to see hundreds of hours of brief writing), many of them have a grain of truth.
This is part of a continuing series of "Lawyer Reaction" videos. Got a legal movie or TV show you'd like me to critique? Let me know in the comments!
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Objection: You said "this is he has to ask for help from people who have experience..." However.. Mike's skills as someone who can quickly retain information and recall even the smallest detail, is extremely relevant. He's asking for help from other associates, when it comes to filing cases and such because he's NOT actually a lawyer, and in doing so he would run the risk of exposing himself. Him being able to remember all the law books he read, allows him to quickly recall relevant information and cases which is what allows him to pass himself off as a great lawyer in the first place.
I can't object in good conscience since I don't really have a frame of reference for your grade scale, but I feel like every lawyer in an episode getting disbarred is... bad. Worse than the grade it received.
Immensely entertaining, keep up up the great work!
I feel you failed to understand grasp the real goal of Suits or any other TV show, it needs drama and between accuracy and drama the choice is obvious, it's not hard for them to hire a professional lawyer like yourself to check everything and make sure everything works, they probably did and chose not to be precise. It's filmed in Canada while it's supposed to be in New York.
I think it's an American thing to show us they know better, like their obsession with the title Doctor even though they aren't real doctors...
Legal shows are cool and should definitely be the bulk of your channel, but I think it would be great to have legal episodes from tv shows that aren't legal dramas.
With that in mind, how about "Cloudy... With a Chance of Murder," the twelfth episode of the show Psych in its first season? I think it's a fun episode of a very good show.
I'm not a lawyer, and I also don't play one on TV, but I "lawyer" law shows all the time. Drives the spouse crazy.
Matlock gets objected to for "assuming facts not in evidence"
Testifying instead of questioning, etc.
Perry Mason with his "isn't it true that..." gets the same treatment, although both could just have their investigators testify as to what they discovered, THEN I think they'd be okay.
Even "To Kill a Mockingbird" has Gregory Peck ask his client questions before he is sworn in and while someone else is on the stand.
I disagree with your rating of B- for this. If every single attorney there would be disbarred for their actions, I do not believe the show can receive what amounts to a passing grade. The only way I can see that being plausible is to include additional episodes later on that detail fallout from these actions. But since the scope of this review is confined strictly to this episode, I think I would give it a D at best.
Objection! On the basis that the grade was too low. I feel that the overall grade would be higher if more episodes were watched. The points that were docked were for what essentially is the plot, hiring someone who isn’t a lawyer and having to hide it and doing other “shady shit”. Maybe I’m biased, but I still feel that more evidence is needed. (More episodes need to be reviewed)
the problem with quid pro quo sexual harassment is that it's going to be hard to prove because most of it is hearsay so unless you can get your harassment on audio and video or have a witness to back your story up then the complainant might have a decent case
I was very interested in the comment that the law is about the application and not memorization. This instantly made me think about aircraft maintenance - my field. You cannot just pull things apart on an aircraft. Everything must be done in accordance with a range of manuals. The most important is the aircraft maintenance manual for that particular aircraft. In heavy maintenance you might be given a task to spend three weeks stripping down, inspecting, repairing, and rebuilding the entire aft cargo bay. As a result you could spend the first hour or two of every day just looking up maintenance manual references for daily tasks.
Poignant and funny as always, Counselor. This is fast becoming one of my favorite YouTube channels. Shout out to Stella, the world’s finest legal beagle!
I wonder if you’ve seen or heard of the Jason Reitman short film “Consent”. I think you’ll find it quite entertaining and I’d be fascinated to see your analysis
Being a lawyer has been my dream and ambition since middle school.
And i have that dream crushed back in July 2018 when i got rejected by my dream law school. Everything I've worked on is literally turned to dust. And somehow I'm studying political science now, in my country's best university.
So watching your channel and all this situation I'm at right now is kind of a bitter sweet experience.
WAKEUP IGNORANT BLIND BRAIN WASHED PEOPLE,,ATTORNEYS POLICE PIG'S AND OTHER'S IN HIGHER AUTHORITY ARE AMERICA'S MOST EVIL CRIMINALS COVERING UP FOR EACH OTHER'S CRIMES COMMITTED BY POLICE PIGS AND HIGHER AUTHORITY LIKE DONALD TRUMP AND ATTORNEYS
THIS TV EPISODE MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH HOW EVERY EVIL EVIL WANT TO BE GOOD EVIL MURDEROUS DANGEROUS POWERTRIP COCKY BULLIES ATTORNEY'S THAT ARE NOTHING BUT CRIMINALS IN COSTUMES SUITS ATTORNEYS IN SUITS COSTUMES LIKE POLICE PIG'S IN COSTUMES WITH GUNS AND BADGES OF DISGRACE POLICE PIGS HAVE NO NO RESPECT NO MORALS NO DIGNITY NO HONOR NO VALUE FOR ANY ANY HUMAN LIVES POLICE AND ATTORNEYS SHOULD BE SENTENCED TO DEATH ROW PRISON FOR LIFE OR SHOT DEAD AND BURIED WERE WE CAN SHIT ON THEIR GRAVES
THIS SO WANT TO BE ATTORNEYS TV EPISODE TAKE IT TO FAR WHAT A FUCKEN DAM DAM SHAME DISGRACE THAT ATTORNEYS ARE NOTHING BUT LIERS ALL ATTORNEYS ARE LIKE POLICE PIG'S AND JUDGES LIERS AMERICA'S MOST EVIL CRIMINALS POLICE PIGS JUDGES DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OR ATTORNEYS GOVERNMENT GOVONORS MAYOR'S POLICE PIGS AND HIGHER AUTHORITY ARE AMERICA'S MOST EVIL CRIMINALS COVERING UP FOR EACH OTHER'S CRIMES COMMITTED BY POLICE PIGS AND HIGHER AUTHORITY LIKE DONALD TRUMP
OBJECT! I do believe that the show had a good witness tampering case. They payed someone to say that she was sexually harrased, but by lying in her deposition (that she didn’t commit any crimes) her hole law suit wasn’t taken seriously since they had supporting evidence that she lied, making the whole case of Joanna a non winnable case, for not finding a pattern.
OBJECTION: After Royal Charter 742, it is illegal to display imagery of her Royal Heighness the Duchess of Sussex in any immoral or improper manner.
Youre lucky L.A. is out of the Empire's reach at this point in time mate.
Objection: The show's mistake was not by acting like a summer associate had these responsibilities, the mistake was using the term "summer associate" when the show is actually using them as bar certified lawyers. They are only called "summer associates" in the pilot so it could have been leftover from an alternative direction the show would have gone. Furthermore, Mike Ross says that he has passed the bar. If we are operating under the assumption that he did so under his own name, he is a lawyer. His only fraud is having rendered the main point of advertising for the firm false by not having graduated from Harvard.
This is just dull, you got no charisma, you wanna convey a message saying that you don't commit fraud on a daily basis
you deliberately omitted some critical parts that explains why Harvey does what he does.
This TV show is showing that the law can be used to crush human beings, which is true if the law is taken by evil
You tryna be funny by trying to appear as law abiding lawyer, which is not necessarily true, on the opposite makes people doubt you more then other lawyers
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Адвокат по телефону получит предварительную информацию от вас, после чего может в спокойной обстановке восполнить возможные пробелы и проанализировать
правовые нормы. Он оценит все факты и сможет подготовить развернутую консультацию для вас. По этой причине адвокат является вашим сторонником в
разрешении возникших проблем. Вы сбережете свои средства, обратившись за телефонной консультацией.
Таким образом, обращаясь по телефону к услугам адвоката, вы получаете возможность решить возникшие проблемы с минимальными финансовыми и временными
затратами. В некоторых случаях в дальнейших очных консультациях не возникает необходимости. По этой причине помощь адвоката, оказываемая по телефону,
Несомненно, сложность разрешения семейных неурядиц обусловлено тем, что между супругами, как правило, нет соглашения, брачного контракта и они предъявляют друг другу различные требования, как материального так и морального характера. Как показывает наша практика, прийти в такой ситуации к обоюдному решении семейного спора очень сложно и, порой, без вмешательства адвоката по семейным делам,— невозможно.
Доверяя решение своего семейного дела (спора) конкретному специалисту, нужно понимать, что не каждый юрист в Украине может предоставить профессиональную помощь в сфере семейного права. Нужно, как минимум, проверить отзывы о нём именно по семейный делам, а как максимум - убедиться в получении юридического образования и адвокатского свидетельства.
Обращаясь к нам, Вы можете быть уверены, что будете работать с компетентными специалистами именно в области семейного права. При первому требованию, мы предоставим красные дипломы о высшем юридическом образовании ведущих высших учебных заведений, адвокатское свидетельство и ссылки на Клиентов, их рекомендации, а также сможете пообщаться с ними в телефонном режиме или при личной встречи. Мы гарантирует качество своих услуг!
и других законов,
сделает анализ практики судов по спорным ситуациям. Наши консультации по телефону и без регистрации пояснят нормы закона и порядок действий
для решения спора.
Заблуждением является мнение, что семейный адвокат оказывает помощь только при возникновении проблемы. Надежный специалист ориентирован на долгосрочное сотрудничество и заинтересован в благополучии клиента. Поэтому он превращается в эффективного советника, способного оказать квалифицированную юридическую помощь по самым разным вопросам и предостеречь от необдуманных действий.