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Legal Drama Cliches That Would Make Any Lawyer Object

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Vote up the tropes that should get movies and TV shows disbarred.

Whether it's the "simple country lawyer" Atticus Finch, or a fast-talking corporate suit like Harvey Specter, fictional lawyers adhere to their own legal system: Hollywood law. Most of these courtroom drama cliches function by adding shock and awe to a stuffy real-life setting. The verdict? Millions of viewers consider themselves legal experts because they watched seven seasons of The Good Wife. While many of these legal tropes are laughable to real-life attorneys, they do make for some highly entertaining legal dramas that never seem to get old. Read on for the most eye-roll-inducing cliches from the legal genre we all love. 

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