Law in the Media--Accuracies and Misconceptions
Another misconception is the presentation of courtrooms on television shows. Many cases settle, or are granted verdicts, only by a local or state judge, not a jury. Despite what is depicted on law-related television shows, only larger and more serious cases require courtrooms and juries to decide verdicts. In relation, not all lawyers are eloquently spoken and attend court regularly. However, the persuasion of speech and semantics are clearly important factors intelevision dramas and in real life for those lawyers who attend court. Click HERE to read some helpful information from The Federal Communications Commission, or the FCC.
Using the law and proof through evidence, attorneys must represent all clients to the best of their abilities. Media, including television shows, dramatize cases at times to keep viewers interested and attract a larger audience. Some shows, like Law and Order, blend truth with fiction not only to entertain but also to depict real-life law accurately. Script writers, for shows such as Law and Order, draw on real cases and existing laws to attempt to portray law and court justly.
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