Hollywood is famous for seeing things a little differently than the rest of the world. So why should Hollywood lawyers be an exception?

Take the issue of pro bono work. A blurb that recently appeared alongside this column in California Law Week, for example, had at least one reader amused by the notion that helping someone — in this case, the author of a book about her Holocaust-era experiences — pursue a lucrative movie deal falls into the pro bono category (“Rescuing the Rescuer,” Aug. 30). “Pro bono is about helping a poor person who has been evicted from his apartment or a single mother with four kids who has been denied disability benefits,” says Philip Morelock, a contract paralegal. “Does anyone really think helping someone get rich off a movie qualifies as pro bono work?”

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