Factual error: The lawyers tried to get the High Court and the governor to commute the sentence. In Texas it is the Pardon and Parole Commission that commutes the sentence of a death row inmate
Paul says that the right to privacy is in the Constitution. Court rulings have affirmed that the right to privacy is strongly implied by other Constitutional rights, but the right to privacy is not explicitly listed in the Constitution.
As an expert witness, Dr. Freemont should never have said "cold temperature". It is low temperature.
When Schmidt and Lewiston were talking about Alan they mentioned that the firm that he worked for previously sued him and lost. If they were referring to what happened in THE PRACTICE, it was Alan who sued Young, Frutt, and Berlutti.
On this episode, Denny says that he's 72. Later on season 2, he says he's 82.
Goof: The judge in one of the trials is named "O'Keefe", however the nameplate on the judge's bench in court is spelled "O'Keffe" incorrectly. The cast listing spells the judge's name properly.
In the scene where the mother is shown apparently dead on the floor, Alan checks her pulse with his thumb. A pulse can never be checked in this way because a thumb itself contains a pulse.
Shore gets Bernard's arraignment thrown out because he says the mother's statement was hearsay, but hearsay only applies to a trial. The judge shouldn't have heard hearsay objections during arraignment.
In the scene where Judge Brown's mother is in the courtroom, in one shot, there is a boom mike visible above Alan's head for a fraction of a second.
When Paul leaves the room filled with the judges the camera moves towards him. It then goes back to Alan and behind him you see the table where the judges sat, but there are no judges there.
Goof: As Alan Shore explains to Miles Tibbet all the things he'll have to do to him, there is a shot of Alan from the back and right. The lip movement doesn't match the words said, namely: "By the time I'm done..."
In the scene where Denny is smoking a cigar and talking to Brad, his cigar starts out as a little less than half smoked. When he stands up, the cigar is smoked to the end. However, when Denny sits back down, the cigar is back to its original half smoked status.
Paul Lewiston recalls to Denny Crane about the time they saw Muhammad Ali's last fight and the beating that he received from Larry Holmes. Ali's last fight was against Trevor Berbick, not Holmes
In the last several episodes of The Practice, there was a wall with no windows behind Denny Crane's desk in his office. In Boston Legal, there is a huge window behind his desk.
When Rev. Al Sharpton makes a reference to "Little Orphan Annie" as being only 50 years old, he is incorrect. The comic strip first appeared around 1924; the musical in 1977.