Tuesday, July 19, 2005

I Just Play One on TV

File this one under, "I'm not making this up." 

Q:  Are you a lawyer?

A:  No, I just applied to play one on tv.

A new reality show will air next week, ironically, at the same time as the bar examinations around the country.  The premise? 

Lawyers, with two to twelve years of experience, will compete for who is the best attorney at the end of a trial. 

Listen to the pre-show trash talk, as reported by Thomas Adcock on July 18 in The New York Law Journal

"Q: Why do you think you are a better lawyer than the other associates?

A: "Most lawyers end up in law school still with a silver spoon in their mouths. I didn't. I had to fight for it," said Mike. "I dropped out of high school when I was 16, and only made it back on the academic track when I was 23."

A: "Sass and ass," said Anika. "I am feisty, quick-thinking, articulate, and have that in-your-face savvy ... The 'ass' -- well, it's not what you think!"

And the MacCrate values fit in where?  (els)

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