Movies on Trial presents: A Civil Action

Schopf & Weiss LLP and the Music Box present the sixth installment of Movies on Trial, a CLE film series worth 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit.

Join us Friday, May 10, 2013 at 12:00pm for a screening of the film A Civil Action followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by Bradley P. Nelson (Schopf & Weiss LLP). Panel members include The Hon. Virginia M. Kendall (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois), Anton R. Valukas (Jenner & Block), and Thomas A. Demetrio (Corboy & Demetrio).


Tickets are free for this event, but you must RSVP through the link on this page.

A Civil Action

directed by Steven Zaillian starring John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub in English

The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyer.

A small-time, self-possessed attorney’s (John Travolta) greed entangles him in a case that threatens to destroy him in this legal thriller based on a true story. The Woburn Case, which evolves into a labyrinthine lawsuit where truth, if it can be found at all, resides not in the courtroom, but deep in the network of deceit and corruption.

Two thumbs up. One of the best legal films in years. A fabulous cast. —Gene Siskel

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