Friday, May 21, 2004

Reality Attorneys 

Fox Network is now casting for a reality show in which "America's most charismatic new lawyers" will compete in mock trial situations in front of a "high profile" judge, a jury and a national audience in hopes of being the last one standing. The prize is "a major career opportunity."

Applicants must be U.S. residents and have been first admitted to a state or D.C. bar after April 1, 2003. They claim their contestants will range from "Ivy League to correspondence school grads." I'm not sure there actually are accredited correspondence law schools. But if there are, I'm sure Fox and Rocket Science Laboratories (the production company - yes, that's the real name) will find one.

This could go either way in how it affects the reputation of lawyers in American. I'm guessing it won't make life any easier for those of us who are getting used to fielding the ethical inquiries and sleazy lawyer jokes from friends, family and the occasional total stranger.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 10:16 PM