Stop blaming attorneys!  

redmustang91 57M  
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11/11/2005 9:51 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Stop blaming attorneys!

So many seemingly rational people have an unthinking dislike of attorneys. Irrational.

A good attorney is a skilled advocate for a legal position. Attorneys are a minority these days even in the legislatures that pass laws. Attorneys do not award money in court. Judges and juries do that!

Our adversary system of justice assumes that each side will present its strongest arguments and try to persuade the objective unbiased third party trier of facts who is more correct by a preponderance of the evidence. Most case settle. The awards are made by judges, and jurors like you!

So dumb decisions are made by your fellow humans.

As Walt Kelly said, We have met the enemy and they are us!

phangasm2003 106M

11/11/2005 12:09 pm

That's an interesting point, attorneys and doctors are both high prestige professions, but I'm sure medicine is the more respected profession. You could also note that so many people have an unthinking dislike of police officers. I'd bet that people who are prejudiced against attorneys tend to be biased in favor of police officers, and vice versa, while the intersection (prejudiced against police and attorneys) is probably pretty small. I wonder if anybody's done that study.

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