Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thought Provoking Law Quote: Frank Galvin in, "The Verdict"

In this blockbuster movie from the 1980's based on Boston lawyer Barry Reed's novel, an alcoholic lawyer mired in hard times thrust upon him by a legal system that rewards cronyism tries to redeem himself by winning a medical malpractice case.  See the post here.

In one scene, the lawyer, Frank Galvin (played by Paul Newman and earning an Oscar nomination) gives us a glimpse of what lies inside the gritty exterior and beyond the grimy practices.

The weak, the weak have got to have somebody to fight for them.... That's why the court exists. The court doesn't exist to give them justice, eh? But to give them a chance at justice.

See the scene below, beginning around :30:

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