Whatever television station you choose today – you will find criminal contents. Action and violance, court of justice and police are the favoured subjects the whole time, you may watch in the morning or evening there is not any difference.This is the case all over the world, and especially in Germany.
Here often the Rechtsanwalt, an attorny of law, belongs to the stars of a television series. May be that the stars in the foreground are police men or police women. But in the background you will find many stars who play the role as a Rechtsanwalt rather than any other part. A Rechtsanwalt in a television movie is always the good man or the good woman, and it is very seldom that a Rechtsanwalt will be the bad man or the bad woman.
Television in Germany designs not a real picture of a Rechtsanwalt. May be, in a television series they are the stars. But in reality they are very often only the collectors of costs and fees corresponding to the general pay scale and they are not really interested in the needs of their clients. You will find more stars of collecting than stars of standing up for the rights of their clients.
But television displays the tendency to present the stars how the TV watchers want to see them. And therefore in addition to policemen and district attorneys also a Rechtsanwalt is mostly part of a television series. May be he has his own private detective to help his customers and to be more expeditious or more accurate than the police, and the stars in such a television series are the district attorney and the policemen and policewomen on the one side and the Rechtsanwalt and his private detective are the stars on the other side.
Such a Rechtsanwalt in a television series must have some knowledge of law. Perhaps the actor is also a professional Rechtsanwalt who earns his money as an actor. But it is also possible that he is only one of the stars in the middle of the actors engaged by the television station and he got the knowledge from a “Rechtsanwalt Essen” in the background. There are so many television series that it is probably not at every time a realistic play. Often there are cases which are invented only ro arise the quotes to the television stations but not to demonstrate real cases.