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Erin Brockovich

The movie Erin Brockovich is based on a true story of a heroic paralegal, who uncovers that a California utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, polluted the groundwater around Hinkley, California. Pacific Gas and Electric Company used Hexavalent Chromium to control corrosion in their cooling tower. The wastewater dissolves the Hexavalent Chromium from the cooling towers and then discharges to unlined ponds at the site. This wastewater went into the soil and contaminated the groundwater.

As the story unfolds, Erin is using a direct approach with her appearance, dedication, kindness and hard work to unveil a massive water contamination cover-up. Also, there are a few ethical issues arising in this movie about her appearance and the approach that she is choosing to find the truth. She is convincing her attorney Mr. Masory to take the risk and fight against the big corporation.

She utilizes her sexuality at the water board to achieve her target. On the other hand, a professionally qualified paralegal would have represented her firm in her manner and appearance. Other than that, in order to obtain the same information’s and documents, a professional paralegal would have sent a subpoena through her law firm. The families who lived in that area had no suspicion that their illnesses were the result of the water contamination.

Erin became a paralegal by forcing her way to Mr. Masory’s office to extort a job from him. In order to get a job at Mr. Masory’s office. Erin starts to research and investigate the water contamination and the health issues of Hinkley’s people. One of the first issues in this movie is whether Erin or Ed violated CA Code of Professional Conduct 1-400. Erin and Ed did not violate the CA Code of Professional Conduct. According to CA Code of Professional Conduct 1-400, if any communication contains untrue, false,…...

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