Conceptual Old Lawyers Ideals in Modern Light Essay

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Since America’s inception, lawyers were perceived as public-servants encompassing a humble lifestyle. Notable lawyers such as Abraham Lincoln were political figures whose aspiration it was to serve communities and make an effort for a positive change. This notion was slowly altered as corporations began to form and corporate law firms emerged. The lucrative business of law grew and the perception of veracious, hard-working lawyers slowly transitioned into a negative one. Contemporary legal dramas such as Suits mark a shift in how corporate lawyers are perceived and create an alternative reality, showing corporate lawyers performing their job at the highest ethical integrity while addressing current political issues. Suits is a fictional…show more content…
Although he could have overlooked the issue, he jeopardized his credibility, went against his own employer and fought for the affected families. He tried talking directly to the CEO of the company and stated, “If you don’t make it right on your own, I will” demonstrating Harvey’s conviction to follow his ethical morality and fight for unrepresented victims. In another instance a district attorney used false evidence to convict a man for murder, and was sentenced for a life term. When Harvey uncovered this situation he went against the district attorney who was his own mentor and sought justice for the man in prison. As a corporate lawyer Harvey did not need to involve himself in a civil-suits but as a justice-seeking man he evades all opposition and centers in keeping his ethical moral code. Corporate America has invoked the portrayal of lawyers as self-interested, money-driven individuals, but Suits deteriorates this stereotype and shows the lawyers’ conviction for the public-good. The show subtly incorporates long-established traditional perception of lawyers who defend citizens who have unjustly been handled under the law. America is on a continuous path to fix the lamentable aspects of society. The most recent issue involves the unequal pay for women in the workplace. Suits took a stance on this contemporary issues and
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