Movies on Trial presents Philadelphia

On May 9, Schopf & Weiss will present its annual CLE program, Movies on Trial™. This year’s film is Philadelphia. A full-length screening of the film will be followed by an engaging panel discussion moderated by Ian H. Fisher of Schopf & Weiss, with panel members the Hon. Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and Chicago attorneys Fay Clayton and Stephen H. Pugh. The program will be held at the historic Music Box Theatre in Chicago from noon – 4:00 pm. Box lunches will be provided. The program is complimentary and includes 1.0 hour of professional responsibility credit pending MCLE board approval.

Philadelphia

directed by Jonathan Demme starring Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards in English

No one would take on his case… until one man was willing to take on the system.

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

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