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Alona Mercado     Lawyers: fact and fiction

L.A. Law, Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, The Firm, Runaway Jury, television shows, books and movies – our society is saturated with legal jargon, entertainment that features the law, articles and books all talking about various legal issues. As a result, many people have a preconceived notion about the law – a notion that is often wrong.

When people ask me what I do as a lawyer, I am often asked if I spend all my time arguing cases in front of a judge like the lawyers on Boston Legal. Or if they sue someone can they receive a large settlement just like the people did in a famous movie.