I guess this begs the question of what good fixating on prestige is if the rest of the country does not fixate with you...
Sunday, August 23, 2009
A Troubling Statistic
Law.com posted an article discussing a very disconcerting--yet perhaps, unsurprising--statistic released by Gallup: roughly 25% of Americans currently have a favorable or "positive" view of the legal profession. This finding is particularly troubling given that, as the article notes, "the banking industry--linked to the current foreclosure crisis and our widespread economic woes--ranked higher than lawyers with . . . 28 percent holding a positive image." Unfortunately, common misconceptions seem to drown out any good that lawyers add to the world.