Why Trial Lawyers Matter
By: Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)
Nobody likes trial lawyers until they need one.
Then, we become weapons. Business people sometimes joke with each other, saying “My lawyer can beat your lawyer.” It might be funny but it’s no joke.
In the general public’s view, we are the weapons of the ruling class. Weapons with which to devastate anyone - or anything - blocking the path to domination. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Weapons we may be, but weapons with highly effective safeties; the safety mechanisms of the bar, the cannons of ethics, and above all, our own sense of justice and honor. Weapons indeed, not assault weapons, but rather a sword and shield – a shield to defend the meek, the poor, the powerless, the victimized. These are not empty words.
You know, nobody likes trial lawyers.
Nobody who addicts children to tobacco; nobody who puts lead in paint; nobody who pumps mercury into groundwater; nobody who sells improperly tested pharmaceuticals.
Nobody likes trial lawyers. To Continue Reading
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