OK, so you’ve been accused to murder/extortion/embezllement. Except you, being the awesome Hathor subscriber that you are, didn’t do it. You’ve been framed or are the victim of inept police, take your pick. Who do you want on your defence team?
The rules: At least one has to be a real (in the fictional sense) lawyer.
Shirley Schmidt. OK, Boston Legal was definitely The Alan and Denny Show, and Shirley spent most of her time trying to keep a lid on Denny’s ‘mad cow’ (Alzhemier’s) and seperate her constantly-squabbling revolving door of subordinates. But when she actually got to go to court, man did she shine.
Lisbeth Salander from – oh, if you don’t know who Lisbeth Salander is by now, what are you doing on a feminist site? If there’s CCTV footage of the real perp, a paper trail left by corrupt cops – you know she’ll find it. And make them pay for letting an innocent take the blame. In a way that makes them wish they had just fessed up in the first place.
Phryne Fisher from Kerry’s Greenwood’s 1920’s-set series. If she can apparantly do the entire Victiorian Police Department’s job for them, then she can certainaly clear my name. (Hee, hee. I just thought of the irony of Phryne Fisher being considered ‘Victorian’.)