"How good is he/she? Did she won all the case?" Most people will want to know this before hiring a lawyer to represent them in court. Of course there are the pro-footballer and all the other sports professionals where people keep the score of how many trophies they have won or if he is a striker in a football team, how many goals have he scored or if she is a swimmer, how many records has she broken. In other profession, other than being a lawyer, where people where suits to work or maybe suits and a hard hat, do people keep scores as such.
This post, if you can guess is an extension of the post two days ago when I post As a lawyer I am jealous of doctors. In that post I have said why I am jealous of doctors as they managed to break even in their business faster than lawyers when they go to private practice. I may not illicit many comments in my blog here but in my Facebook page, the comments from my fellow lawyers were flying of the shelf like nobody business. Of course, my doctor friends tried to say, no, they have to struggle too and all that. They should have come to this blog and read the whole post as I mentioned that I don't deny the hard work and all the things that both profession need to do in order to be successful but this is a general rule but there are always exceptions.
One of the comment in my Facebook page said, people like to keep score on the lawyer that they wanted to hire. How many cases they have won and how many people they have sent to the gallows. If a doctor lost a life, they accept it as fate. Rarely doctors are blamed except in rare cases of negligence where lawyers get to grill doctors. People always asked for discounts when they receive a bill from a lawyer but never a doctor. We are always to be associated as scum of the universe (don't mind the world) but people still think we are a necessary evil. I think, with a ll this ranting, one day, I might just be turn into Harrison Ford in Regarding Henry when the character he played (who was a hotshot lawyer) got shot and had to relearn all the normal things a man has to do.
This week I may be ranting about how lawyers are unfairly treated wherever in the world but I never regret one iota entering this profession. Maybe in the next few days we look at what lawyers have done for humankind, if any...