The Aaron Sorkin Guide to Speaking With Lawyers

Maybe it’s because they are smart alecks. Maybe it’s because they are righteous. Maybe it’s because they are so much better at their jobs than anyone else is at theirs. Whatever the reason, there’s just something about Aaron Sorkin’s characters that often lands them in legal hot water. The Newsroom staffers are facing all sorts of lawyerings this season, so we thought we’d offer them — and you — some hot tips on how to speak with legal professionals. We scoured Sorkin’s oeuvre, from A Few Good Men to The West Wing and beyond, to assemble this handy guide. Go ahead and try these tactics in a high-stakes deposition. What could possibly go wrong?