Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Troubling Statistic 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.

I guess this begs the question of what good fixating on prestige is if the rest of the country does not fixate with you...


  1. Is it common misconceptions drowning out any good that lawyers add to the world, or simply the endless amount of bad?

    You know, I bet the polluters and the discriminators and the Enron fraudsters and the manufacturers of carcinogenic toys like their lawyers very much.

    I guess my question is, are there more "good" lawyers than "bad" lawyers? My guess is no.

  2. I take it you're a lawyer, Josh?


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