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What Can Hollywood Teach Us About Legal Ethics?

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$109.00
Competency Practical Legal Ethics

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What Can Hollywood Teach Us About Legal Ethics?

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Legal drama is a popular topic in film and television, but how does the conduct of on-screen lawyers compare with the ethical obligations placed on lawyers in real life?

Lawyers' Ethical Obligations in Dealing with the Media

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Interaction with the media is now a regular part of practice for many lawyers, and it is increasingly important for lawyers to understand their ethical obligations in this context.

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What Can Hollywood Teach Us About Legal Ethics?

Rachel  Spencer is currently the Director of Professional Programs at UniSA and also lectures in professional conduct and civil procedure.

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Legal drama is a popular topic in film and television, but how does the conduct of on-screen lawyers compare with the ethical obligations placed on lawyers in real life?

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All films and television shows about lawyers provide the opportunity to analyse whether or not the lawyer characters have acted in an ethically appropriate manner.  In particular, lawyers can assess whether different characters’ behaviour would be ethically appropriate in the lawyer’s own jurisdiction.

This course draws on a number of examples from different films and television shows to illustrate different aspects of ethical and unethical behaviour by lawyer characters.  The course primarily uses the Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules 2015 as the basis for examining whether or not the conduct of the lawyer characters in each of the scenarios is ethical or unethical.

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