It is not my intent to insult all the good lawyers out there for I feel sure there must be some. No, I know there are. In the seven years of dealing with legal issues I would estimate that 3/4 of them were questionable to me. So if everyone is happy with 1/4, ok. But I think we should be holding them to a higher standard. Problem is who is minding the shop? Don’t tell me the Law Society. That’s lawyers overseeing lawyers.
I have so many questions about what these people actually do for us, the public. It would seem to me they are a secret society that does not want us to really know. I would be inclined to call them hired bullies, that would at least make it easier to understand.
I thought to myself over the last few weeks, I can’t write about lawyers because what do I really know. Well over the last 7 years I have learnt more than I thought I would ever learn about this profession. I tried reading some posts about lawyers, some where written by lawyers. I really don’t feel any more enlightened but to say I must and will look at this from my perspective, a simple person who is pretty clueless and about lots of things. Common sense is all I know. I don’t have a degree, I don’t even have high school but I think I am pretty observant and savvy.
What is wrong with this world that literally forces a person into going broke to hire a lawyer. If someone steals from you, as I believe personally the HOUSTON CLAN did from my mother, what choice do you have. No one is going to sit back and say “oh that’s ok you can steal from me”. That is ludicrous.
Yes, yes I must remind myself they are people too. Just like any area in life there are the good and the bad but it would seem to me that when you can earn up to (probably $1,000/hr at most) you could get a big head. Of course not all lawyers do but at the same time they make big money to do, what?
They are on top of the heap in society mainly because we don’t know what they actually do and because they make so much money. That =’s power. They can do whatever they want.
Now if your client has money and power, the other guy doesn’t have a chance.