All posts tagged: Better Call Saul

True Grit

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If you had to choose a law partner from the characters in Better Call Saul, who would you choose? I’d pick Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn).  When you consider the alternatives it’s really an easy decision,  When he’s not busy playing sycophant,  Howard (Patrick Fabian) is a tyrant.   Chuck (Michael McKean) is paranoid, arrogant, and more than a little weird.  And then there’s charming Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk), the one  with a moral screw missing. But […]

My Favorite Villain

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Better Call Saul’s Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) has a lot of qualities I admire. Jimmy is smart, funny, and irreverent, both a friend to the underdog, and a plague on the pompous. What’s not to like? Still I’m starting to have my doubts about Jimmy. Somehow I feel that he is headed for a bad end. Actually, it’s more than a feeling. Since, like many of us, I have watched Breaking Bad, I know that […]

Saul Goodman for the Defense

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We know that popular entertainments give a distorted picture of how real lawyers work. But these distortions sometimes can turn our attention to important aspects of lawyering we too often ignore.  I think Episode 2 of the AMC’s new series Better Call Saul  gives us a master class in the mechanics of the lawyerly art of   persuasion. Here is a link to the episode. You need only watch the first 30 minutes. http://www.amctv.com/shows/better-call-saul/episodes/season-1/mijo             At the […]