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Do you agree with the following quote about the legal profession?

Asked by luigirovatti (2324points) January 2nd, 2020

The source of this quote is “Without Precedent” by JD Trafford. “Most lawyers never see the inside of a courtroom. They sit at a desk, making phone calls, reviewing documents, combing through electronic legal databases, and writing memos. On a good day, they get the privilege to walk down the hall and meet a client in a [...] conference room. On a very good day, they get to eat [...] at a somewhat fancy restaurant after that client meeting.”

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stanleybmanly's avatar

Sounds about right

Sagacious's avatar

No. “Most” lawyers work in solo practices, small firms, or for the government, and they work their tails off, and make much less money than people assume attorneys make. Your comment is from an outsider who only has visited big law firms or watches a lot of television or writes fiction. My comments come from experience.

luigirovatti's avatar

@Sagacious: I’d say mine is a quote from “Without Precedent” by JD Trafford.

Sagacious's avatar

…which is fiction.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I haven’t had much dealings with lawyers and such, but the one I had, for a custody fight, said they prefer to settle out of court because you just don’t know what a judge could decide.

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