TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 6, 2012

Alabama author Harper Lee doesn't speak publicly very often, but she says she's honored President Barack Obama is taping an introduction to a special showing of the movie based on her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," which will air Saturday on USA Network. The 50-year-old film – a favorite of lawyers – tells the story of a small-town southern lawyer fighting for justice for a black man wrongly accused of a crime. The Finch character is based on Lee's father. Law definitely runs in the family. Lee's sister, who at 100 years old is still practicing law, recently was featured in a PBS documentary that aired this week.