August 30, 2007

The return of Scruffey, real lawyer

From Curia Avisari Vult, which either means "the court took the matter under consideration," or "the judge took a long lunch":

A client told me today, as I visited him at the jail, "Don't be offended, but when I get out of here I am going to hire a real lawyer. *Sigh*

Everyone who does this job has heard that or something like it... The idea seems to be that because I am making far, far less money than a lawyer in private practice that I must not be good enough to go into private practice. So, let's compare...