Why Be a Lawyer?

Not everything can be original.

This is part of the “signature” a fellow trial lawyer puts on her e-mails.

There is one way in this country in which all men are created equal -there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is the court.” Atticus Finch – To Kill a Mockingbird

It is a pleasure to empower an abuse victim, protect a child, obtain money for someone to “pick up the pieces”, or guide a frightened, exhausted, or desparate client through a minefield, to the “fresh start” they are seeking.

Harper Lee got it right when she had Atticus Finch speak the words above, and Paul Newman got it right when his character pulled himself out of the bottle to protect his clients in The Verdict.

I suggest you watch them both on Netflix or Blockbuster.

This post was written by Burton Hunter

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