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A good lawyer is an asset to society

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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:00 am

In defense of the legal profession, “Lawyers are the downfall of America,” a letter written by Jim Sugden on Sept. 26: The “Law,” like medicine, is a beautiful and complicated science.

When we suffer health issues, we call on a “good” M.D. for help; likewise, when we suffer painful legal problems, we seek the help of a “good” attorney, which, by the way, is also referred to as a “doctor of the law” (juris doctorate) as well as counselor, solicitor and advocate, which all have theological overtones.

Without lawyers, the everyday guy like you and me wouldn’t have access to the very judicial system that exists to protect us. Without doctors, we, the untrained and uneducated, wouldn’t have access to the operating room, either.

Thank God for “good” attorneys and doctors. Thank God for the Law.

William Van Amber Fields


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