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Battle Of The Lawyers, Boston Edition11:22
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When big legal trials make the news, most people only hear about them through media coverage. Few people actually have a chance to sit in a courtroom and hear the cases argued. But in Boston once a year, you can hear some prominent cases presented — after the fact — in a courtroom-like setting. There's even a fake jury that listens to the arguments and picks a winner at the end of the night.

Welcome to the Battle of the Lawyers. It's an annual event run by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and it's billed as an evening of courtroom drama, as well as a chance to see some well-known local lawyers strut their stuff. Four attorneys competed in this year's championship:

  • Michael L. Fabbri in the Neil Entwistle case
  • Tom Greene in the Pfizer whistleblower case
  • Shannon Liss-Riordan in the airline skycaps case
  • Jonathan Shapiro in the John Odgren case

This year, when those cases were presented, Radio Boston's Sacha Pfeiffer was there. Listen to find out who was named the 2010 champion.

This program aired on November 10, 2010.

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