Is Being a Lawyer Still a Prestigious, Respected and Important Profession?

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Summary: Law and its practice still holds allure for the rest of the world. This article explains why.
Is Being a Lawyer Still a Prestigious, Respected and Important Profession?
  • Yes, there are sexy professions out there; doctors, writers, emergency responders, and of course lawyers.
  • So what makes lawyers the professional sex symbol they’ve come to be since the interpretation of the very first law?
  • As you’ll see, the qualities aren’t rare. Yet having the qualities sewn up into one person, male or female, is strictly within the lawyer’s wheelhouse.

When we were kids, there were individuals working in professions we greatly admired: People such as secret agents, detectives, firefighters, and doctors were always at the top of our lists as most admirable professionals for the most admirable of professions. Needless to say, lawyers were always are at the top of that list.

Attorneys, particularly those on television or in the movies, were like gunslingers in well-fitting expensive suits. They assassinated their foes with words, facts, and juxtaposition. They were loud-voiced, well poised, and acutely persuasive. There was nothing in the world like lawyers.

They were heroes and villains, or at worst, flawed heroes floating about in their own darkness that tended to touch on villainy.

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