I am wondering, how accurate is the depiction of the court proceedings in Law & Order?
By this I mean the vocabulary they use, and also if the sentences they make using that (legal) vocabulary have any resemblance whatsoever to what an actual lawyer might say in court.
Some lawyer says something to the judge and the judge says "So noted Mr. So and so". Do real courts do this?
What about the judge asking the jury things like "...murder in the second degree how do you find"? (apologies if I got the words wrong)
- Prosecutor says "Permission to treat this witness as hostile, your honour?"
- Judge says "Overruled" or "Sustained" when a lawyer interjects a comment opposing a question the opposition's lawyer has asked.
In response to comment: Yes, this question is about US courts.
In response to answer: Please include your qualifications if you answer this question. I am looking for an answer by someone with a legal background or similar qualification.
Also please note that I am aware of what my examples mean in the series. I am not asking for an explanation of their meaning.