Leading Attorneys Share Thoughts on Misrepresentations in the Media
Published On: October 11, 2020
Leading Lawyers Weigh In on Portrayal In The Media – (includes quote from Diane Drain)
Can you remember the very first time you came across the word ‘lawyer’?
EXCERPT (from KTVN 12 News, WFXG Fox News 54, and WFMJ 21) For most of us it was on a television series such as ‘Law & Order’ or ‘Suits’. Perhaps you watched your parents enjoying shows such as ‘LA Law’ or ‘Cops’? This raises the question; what is the attraction of films and shows depicting law? As a society do we enjoy watching justice get served? Do we feel secure on the deepest levels knowing that we are protected by the integrity of the legal system?
Whatever the reason for our obsession with shows depicting lawyers, one thing is for sure – Hollywood has delivered what we wanted. This raises the next question – Has the big and silver screen’s deeply jaded the public perception of Lawyers? Has the profession been portrayed in an unrealistic light?
For this segment, DirectRank Media has reached out to some of the nation’s most awarded and respected law firms and leading attorneys for their thoughts and opinions of how Hollywood portrays the legal profession.
2. Diane L. Drain, from the Law Office of D.L. Drain, P.A, is one of Arizona’s leading bankruptcy and foreclosure firms. When we posed the question of whether or not Drain thought that the Hollywood portrayal of lawyers influences how people think of the legal profession she stated “Hollywood’s goal is to sell a product. No one is going to watch a show that depicts the true life of a lawyer (it is usually very boring). Instead, Hollywood distorts the practice of law in order to garner attention and sell products. The sexier, more controversial, or shocking they can make a legal situation – the more likely someone is to watch the program and buy the product.”
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MUSINGS BY DIANE
I have seen innocent people make terrible legal decisions because they took advice from neighbors, friends, family, even the Internet. As a result they lost their home, their savings and their peace of mind. Would anyone do their own surgery or diagnose their complicated health problems? There is a reason why not, because it just does not make common sense. We all want to save money, but at what point do we realize that we need professional help. I don’t know about you, but I would never rewire my home because I cherish the people who live in that home. Read this post: There is nothing more expensive than hiring a cheap lawyer.
– Diane L. Drain
By Diane Drain|Published On: October 11th, 2020|Last Updated: June 20th, 2022|
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