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FAMOUS LAWYERS

Top Left to Right: Erin Brockovich, Legal Assistant and Environmental Activist (Julia Roberts received a Best Actress Oscar in a film about Brockovich); Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation September 22, 1862; Paul Scofield as St. Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons – (Best Picture and Best Actor 1966); Abraham Lincoln by Mathew Brady (February 1860): Associate Supreme Court Justice and Civil Rights Lawyer Thurgood Marshall; Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mocking Bird (Best Actor 1962); “Signing of United States Constitution” on September 17, 1787, by Howard Chandler Christy (1940); An Account of the Proceedings of the Trail of Susan B. Anthony on the Charge of Illegal Voting at the Presidential Election in November 1979; John Hancock’s  signature — Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776; African-American Civil Rights Activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Rosa Parks – on Montgomery, Alabama bus/1955; Nelson Mandela (“Madiba”)– renounced his right to chiefdom to became a South Africa civil rights lawyer defending black “violators charged under Apartheid Laws; Mahatma Karamchand Ghandi — English Law Degree, attorney in Mumbai, India and civil rights lawyer in Durban, Natal Province, South Africa.

 


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Left to Right: Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; Scales of Justice; Veritas/ the goddess of truth; Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; “We the People” preamble to U.S. Constitution; attorney Clarence Darrow – ACLU and the Scopes Monkey Trial; Spencer Tracy as Chief Judge Dan Haywood in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961); James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, authors of 85 articles and essays in support of ratification of the United States Constitution — The Federalist Papers; a gavel

 


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Left to Right: Major. J.F. Thomas – Bushveld Carbineers as played by Jack Thompson as the defense attorney in Breaker Morant (AFI Best Actor); Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Marshall (1801-1835); Bill of Rights – first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution; President F.W. de Klerk at inauguration of President Nelson R. Mandela (a practicing attorney in 1940s); Painting of Founding Father and First United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay by Gilbert Stuart (1794); Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation; Henry Fonda as Abraham Lincoln in the film  Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

 


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Left to Right: President John Adams; Appomattox Court House; United States Supreme Court building; The Sachsenspiegel is the most important law book and legal code of the German Middle Ages, written ca. 1220 as a record of existing law, it was used in parts of Germany until as late as 1900; Henry Fonda as Juror # 8 in 12 Angry Men (Golden Globe Best Actor 1958); sculpture Authority of Law by James Earle Fraser – United States Supreme Court; A Country Lawyer by Edward Lamson Henry; Al Pacino as Baltimore criminal defense attorney Arthur Kirkland in And Justice for All (“This whole courtroom’s out of order!!” – 1979)

 


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Left to Right: Joe Pesci as Vinny Gambini in My Cousin Vinny (Best Supporting Actress for Marisa Tomei 1992); Patrick Henry (Speech Virginia March 20, 1775); Headlines on Courthouse steps: High Court Bans School Segregation: 9-0 Decision in Brown v. Board of Education (May 18, 1954); Raymond Burr as the T.V. show Los Angeles defense attorney in Perry Mason (1957-66); the Lincoln Herndon Law Offices Springfield, Illinois; Martin Luther King and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (June 22, 1963)

 


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Left to Right: Spanish ship Amistad — Slaves (53) in shackles after mutiny and running ashore at Montauk, New York (1841) from the movie by the same name; “Life on the Circuit with Lincoln” by Henry C. Whitney (1894); Jack Nicholson as Colonel Nathan R. Jessup in A Few Good Men – “You can’t handle the truth!” (1992); Robert F. Kennedy chief counsel to special senate committee investigating labor racketeering (February 27, 1957); Paul Newman as Frank Galvin in The Verdict (1983)(Winner of 5 Academy Awards – including Best Picture and Best Actor; Appellate Division of New York State Supreme Court (1st Judicial Department) – statue of Force –“We must not use force till just laws are defied” (25th & Madison – MCF’s Court of Admission); Poster – Save Freedom of Speech/Buy War Bonds by Norman Rockwell (1943); Portrait of Thomas Jefferson 1800 by Rembrandt Peale