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Legal television programs


  • Fiction or nonfiction television programs that feature the interaction of lawyers, prosecutors, clients, witnesses, and judges.

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  • Form

    • Legal television programs
  • Variants

    • Courtroom television programs
    • Law television programs
    • Lawyer television programs
    • Trial television programs
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  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Moving image genre-form guide online, December 17, 2007(Legal: fictional work in which the capacity of the legal system to find the guilty and acquit the innocent is measured through the interaction of lawyers, prosecutors, clients, witnesses, and judges, largely in a courtroom setting. Used for Courtroom)
    • found: Yee, M.M. Moving image materials, 1988:p. 60 (Legal films and programs: use for fictional genre films and programs which focus on the solution of a crime by a lawyer, usually the defense lawyer of the person accused of the crime. UF Courtroom drama, Lawyer drama)
    • found: Lopez, D. Films by genre, 1993:p. 169 (Lawyer film (Courtroom drama, Courtroom picture, Legal drama, Trial melodrama): The lawyer...at time leaves his office to carry out investigations and detective work in order to solve a case...[or] is seen in court in his professional capapcity as attorney for the prosecution or as a defense lawyer)
    • found: Google search, December 17, 2007(Law television series)
  • General Notes

    • Fiction or nonfiction television programs that feature the interaction of lawyers, prosecutors, clients, witnesses, and judges.
  • Change Notes

    • 2011-05-06: new
    • 2015-12-08: revised
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