Approval Rate: 59%
You just have to accept that adjectives like Thievin', Blood Sucking and Crooked are commonly used by others when describing your line of work.
Where did Osagepony go? That guy was funny and had that cool Blago hair. Someone should break the law to get that guy's attention back here.
Some of them represent bureaucracy. I remember just two whom were very intelligent. I was impressed at how truly respectful and professional they were. They were so different from the rest I've met so far. They truly found a passion to handle jobs that not everyone were supposed to have chosen.
Being a trial lawyer is better than sex. Winning a trial is better than sex with Tia Carrere. Well, it probably is. I regret that I can't speak knowledgeably about that last one, but I suspect it is. However, this is not intended to dissuade Tia Carrere from attempting to prove me wrong if she so desires.
Too many lawyers.
I could do that!
THERE ARE TO MANY LAWYERS!! need to thin the heard. lol.
If I had to do it all over I would've given this a thought.
I seriously considered going to law school, but I decided I'm just not aggressive enough or go-get-em enough to enter the legal field. I think I would be better working behind the scenes, which is why I am now studying to be a paralegal.
would be fun but no
ok not the best job in the world
This would be interesting in the right area. A lawyer can work in many areas.
Need more of these.
i could dress sexy dance around the truth and help put bad ppl in jail
GOOD AT FIGHTING WITH OTHER PEOPLE WOULD JUST HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO CONTROL MY TEMPER
I just dunno.
For the most part, lawyers are the janitors of the white collar world (just better paid and far more pompous). Their job is to clean up the mountains of paperwork generated by corporations, the government and various litigious cockroaches: a soul-crushing job that will turn you into a mindless drone or an unbearable prick, if law school hasn't already.For lawyers working in the criminal justice system: see Criminal.
I used to share the general disdain and contempt that seems to be manifested against lawyers by our culture; it seemed every "sharp" Yuppie I went to high school with who wasn't quite "sharp" enough to get into medical school went to law school instead because it seemed the next surest route to go in order to make lots and lots of money. Then, some years later, a friend talked me into taking a paralegal course, and I gained a bit more respect for the legal profession-- there's a lot of information lawyers have to know and digest if they're going to be even halfway competent. My sister, the "white sheep" in our family, became a lawyer, and I proofread some of her documents for extra money from time to time. Like Magellan points out, these documents make for seriously tedious reading, and I can only imagine how tremendously more tedious they must be to write. Anybody who can compose and understand and interpret those documents, briefs, contracts, and so on without losing their sanity com... Read more
I have a tremendous amount of respect for these people in that legal work tends to be incredibly tedious. I see a fair amount of contracts, and it's just not fun translating them to actual human speak. However, it's hard to feel too bad for these folks because they get paid pretty damn well.
I thought technical manuals were dry reading until I read court documents...Brave souls...
Being a person who suffers from "form phobia", I agree with Ed and magellan. Lawyers happen to be one of the professions that no one has anything good to say about ("Kill all the lawyers!), along with plumbers, accountants, dentists, etc...until you need one...and then you become religious and pray to God that you have chosen a good one, because a good one...a really good one...is worth their weight in petro, as you're led down the strange, alien, intimidating and stressful corridors of the legal process.Ah...what the hell...kill 'em all!
ooo...can I be Jack McCoy?
I too have gained a recent respect for lawyers. About a year ago, I started working at a law school. I deal with law students and alumni (most of whom are lawyers) quite a bit. While of course there are many lawyers who are greedy, stuck-up and disgusting, there are many more who are truly intelligent, giving and caring. So many lawyers who come to the events I plan do tons of pro-bono work, and aren't doing it for the recognition - they do it because they truly care. We have a clinic at the law school, where students do pro-bono work for people who can't afford representation, and we actually have a pro-bono requirement for graduation. The stereotypical view of lawyers is that of money-hungry, ruthless, immoral and dishonest men and women. It's sad to say that these types of lawyers exist, but I'm proud to know some who couldn't be more of the opposite.
"The first thing we do, is kill all the lawyers." wrote William Shakespeare. Why doesn't a lawyer wear a sharkskin suit? Because you can't tell where the suit stops and the lawyer begins. What do you call 5 lawyers at the bottom of a lake? A good start. How do you get a lawyer out of a tree? Cut the rope. What do you have when you've got a lawyer up to his neck in sand? Not enough sand. Except for the Shakespeare quote, all the rest of these jokes were told to me by lawyers. What does that tell you?
I know plenty of lawyers and all but one are greedy, unscrupulous, materialistic, money grabbing b*stards. The hourly rates they charge for advice that you can get for nothing off the Internet is criminal. What staggers me are those lawyers who defend vicious criminals who have track records as long as your arm and get them off on technicalities for them to go away and commit more crimes.
My experiences with Tucson attorney, Robert Barrasso are as follows: 1. Did not return calls within 2 days. 2. Did not follow through in a timely manner on small and big things that he promised to do--had to be told repeated of what he had told me. 3. Overcommitted. Disorganized response to case appeared to result from his case load. 4. Re-scheduled two appointments without notifying me of the change. I left work and showed up--he was not there. 5. Poorly organized office and surly office staff. A call to his office provided no answers because even his wife, who was the receptionist, did not have his calendar. 6. Poor communicator. When I finally got appointments with him, he was often distracted by other matters. He seldom looked at me when we spoke and he frequently did not answer my questions regarding fundamental matters such as explaining his appoach to my case. 7. He talked down to me repeatedly and when I challenged him regarding his poor communication he said that I was the onl... Read more
A necessary evil in today's litigious society. Most lawyers I know are really good, hard working people who care about their clients. Too much politics and greed ruins it as a profession though.
Too much negative stigma attached to this profession. Sure, some are crude, theiving and good for nothing. But yet, any profession you look in has those kind of people. Everyone hates a lawyer, until they need one. Then its all best friend, buddy-buddy type work.
I think lawyers in general get a bad shake from the public. Yes, there are the personal injury John Edwards types out there who are slug slimey but others peform a virtuous function in our society. We are a nation of laws. Civilized societies mitigate our differences through a respect of our laws and lawyers help facilitate that process. There's always going to be dirt balls in every profession but when you're asking for redress in a matter where you've been wronged I can assure you having a good attorney to help you take action is much better than having no redress.
If you think you are cynical about lawyers, that's nothing compared to the cynicism of lawyers themselves.
I know plenty of people that are lawyers. Most of these people are decent, hard working, loving people. I think they get a bad rap, and it is highly annoying to always hear stupid jokes about them. But I personally would never join this profession. Too many people doing it.
Originally this was to be one of the noblest of professions until the vast "dishonest" stereotype came about. I think anyone defending a true criminal is disgraceful, but I also think overall there are good ones and bad ones just like anything else. And it's funny how everybody thinks that all lawyers are scumbags......except theirs! ha. It's also a common misconception that lawyers are just argumentative, assertive court room actors, when in reality most lawyers very rarely, if ever, do any work in a court room.
Obnoxious loudmouth braggarts who are more in it for the personal glory than justice. I rate these people below telemarketers.
This is a great job if you are devoid of morality and don't have the body or salesmanship for prostitution. It is a field that is noble in concept and what was intended by the Founding Fathers, but in recent practice has turned into a faternity for sleaze who like to brag and compete over who has less integrity. A complete perversion of the intentions of the aformentioned Founding Fathers, lawyers are litigating the country down a frighteningly slippery slope into weaker and more dangerous territory.
A good profession for those who enjoy talking a lot. If you are articulate and intellectual, this could be a decent choice for a profession. But who wants to have people teloing jokes about them 24-7? There are great lawyers (if Clarence Darrow wasn't an awesome lawyer, I don't know what he was) and there are ambulance chasers, and there are Lawyer Barbies. How do you rate a profession like this, anyway? It's like trying to rate a political party. Take care, everyone!
I am going to be a lawyer in the future and have wanted to be one for a long time. It combines things I love to do - argue, win, point out inconsistency in other people's logic, and get a lot of money. What more could I ask for?
I've seriously considered a carreer in law. It is a very interesting job, and to be in a field where you're working with many different scenarios is exciting. What I like most in this profession would be going to court, and having the power to persuade people to change thier minds and actually convince them of something. I really admire that.
My dad is a lawyer, and I was considering the profession seriously enough in college that I took the LSAT. But I think things have changed dramatically since my dad went to law school. New lawyers today enter a very crowded and competitive field. If they work themselves to death in law school and are good enough to land a job at a top firm, they can expect brutal hours and enormous pressure to bring in business. And that's best-case - many lawyers can't even find decent jobs as lawyers these days. I'm sure having an education in law is helpful in other fields, but is it worth three years of school if you're not going to practice? It seems to me that the only reason to become a lawyer these days is if you truly love the law. If you're looking for the money, security, or prestige, look elsewhere.