How do Couch Potatoes Know so Much About the Law?
Who can forget Perry Mason forcing a confession from someone other than the suspect on the witness stand each week, or divorce lawyer Arnie Becker’s sexy-smooth operating style at McKenzie Brackman on “L.A. Law?”
Lawyers have been fixtures on television since the 1960s, making a considerable impact on pop culture and the public’s understanding of lawyers, courts and the legal system in general. ABA Journal even rated the “Top 25 Greatest Legal TV Shows” in its current issue.
A panel of writers from Lawyers in Your Living Room! Law on Television! will be featured on Friday, July 31 at 3:45 p.m.. Panelists will discuss the information and misinformation that television imparts to the public about the law and will address the profound influence television programs have had on expectations of legal professionals in and out of the courtroom.