Man ‘used TV legal dramas to impersonate lawyer’
A man has been accused of impersonating a lawyer in more than 50 court cases after watching TV legal dramas including ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Boston Legal’for tips.
Tahir Malik, who has no legal training, often watched the shows and picked up what to say and how to file court motions, according to his father.. [and]fooled courts in Cook County, Illinois, for several years. … He was eventually discovered last month when a court clerk became suspicious about his behaviour and asked to see his legal credentials.
An interesting use for court-room dramas, eh, Ted? But what does it say about law schools that Malik got that far?