Celluloid Heroes? Prosecutorial Ethics and Hollywood’s Portrayal of the Trial Lawyer

Start Time/Date: 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 13, 2023
End Time/Date: 12:00 PM Tuesday, June 13, 2023
ADDRESS: Webinar

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This training is only available to members of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. Enter your email address in the space below and then click the submit button to register for this webinar. If you are unable to register and are a member of PDAA, please email Támara Heagy at theagy@pdaa.org ASAP.
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Celluloid Heroes?
Prosecutorial Ethics
& Hollywood’s Portrayal of the Trial Lawyer


Michael Sprow, Esquire
First Assistant District Attorney
Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office
Course Description

This presentation examines the portrayal of prosecutors in movies, exploring the question of whether Hollywood has ever depicted a prosecutor as the “hero.” Through selected scenes, the presentation also highlights some of the most important ethical rules that prosecutors must follow. These scenes provide a variety of scenarios that give context to the Rules of Professional Conduct and how they can crop up in the daily job of a prosecutor.


This FREE WEBINAR is available to all members of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association but is limited to the first 150 registrants. Registrants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The last day to register is May 31, 2023. Submit your email address above to register today.

How to Watch

PDAI uses Zoom Conferencing software for our webinars. Attendees will be sent a link join the webinar prior to the presentation. If you would like to download Zoom for your computer or mobile device, click here.


This webinar is worth 1 Substantive credit and 1 Ethics credit for a total of 2 CLE credits. You must attend the entire webinar to receive credit. No partial credit will be givenTo receive credit you must email your completed CLE form to pdaa@pdaa.orgPaper forms sent via mail will not be accepted.

A complete CLE form will have the following information:

  1. PA Bar ID #
  2. County/Agency Name
  3. Full Name
  4. Signature (can be electronic)
  5. Zoom Name (the name you used to sign into Zoom to watch the presentation)
  6. 3 Code Words

Additional Requirements:

  • Acceptable electronic CLE forms are either a high-quality PDF scan, a PDF filled out electronically or a high-quality picture with all edges of the form clearly visible.
  • All electronic CLE forms must have the last name of the person requesting CLE credit along with the title of the course in the file name. Abbreviations of the course title are acceptable.
  • All electronic CLE forms must be sent with the course title in the subject line.
  • All electronic CLE forms must be sent as attachments and are not to be included in the body of the email.

Credit will not be given if the above requirements are not met.


If you must cancel, please do so as soon as possible so those on the waiting list can attend. To cancel please contact Támara Heagy at theagy@pdaa.org

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PDAI will offer this CLE as an on-demand Web Based Training shortly after the original airing.

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