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Welcome to Klein's Professional Responsibility Onscreen!

The Professional Responsibility Onscreen project is associated with the Summer and Fall 2017 Professional Responsibility classes at the University of La Verne College of Law, Ontario, California. My intention and hope is that subscribers and visitors to the blog will upload video content from scripted television and motion pictures that raises issues of professional responsibility (under state law and/or the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility), and discuss those issues.  All those who post are individually responsible for compliance with all applicable copyright law, and no copyright is claimed in any video clips posted here.

READY TO GRADE "Flight" (2012): Misconduct (MR 8.4), Reporting Professional Misconduct (MR 8.5), Authority Between Client and Lawyer (MR 1.2(d))

"The Firm" (1993): Lawyer in a firm engaged in criminal activity (MR 1.16, MR 1.6)

The Night of, “The Call of the Wild” (Season 1, Ep. 8) (7/10/16): Attorney smuggles drugs into prison (MR 1.2, MR 1.16)

Empire, “Without a Country” (Season 2, Ep. 2) (9/30/2015): Improper influence over a judge (MR 3.5(a))

"Philadelphia" (1993): Incompetence, declining representation, discriminatory conduct (MR 1.1, MR 1.16, MR 8.4)

"The Lincoln Lawyer" (2011): Provision of legal services during fee dispute, delay (MR 1.16, MR 3.2)

Drop Dead Diva, "Dead Model Walking" (Season 1, Ep. 12) (10/03/09): Decision to plead, decision to testify (MR 1.2)

“Woman in Gold” (2015): Competence, lack of specialization (MR 1.1, MR 7.4(a))

"American Me" (1992): Assisting criminal conduct (MR 1.2(d))

"Primal Fear" (1996): Subsequent discovery of client perjury (MR 3.3(b))