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An Inside Look at Law and Lawyers: 5 Tips for Authors

Today’s post is part of a series on professionals sharing tips and expertise in order to help novelists convey accuracy in their fiction. If you are writing any scenes that include doctor, lawyers, investigators, or law enforcement officials, be sure to study these posts (and print them out for reference).

The following guest post is from trial lawyer and novelist Dennis Kearney:

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” —Henry the Sixth, William Shakespeare

The Old Bard tapped into something primal about fiction: we lawyers are a very entertaining bunch. This is especially true in the United States, given our unique devotion to the jury system. I have been a trial attorney for a long time, running the gamut from handling murder cases to dealing with defendants who were arrested for spitting on the sidewalk, and everything in between. Continue Reading…