Continuing to put the focus on the positive actions of well meaning lawyers can hopefully help change the public opinion of the occupation.
Lets be honest, lawyers do not always have the best reputation in today’s society. The general public loves to hate lawyers, making them the subject of jokes, complaining about legal fees, and creating derogatory names. This aversion toward the legal profession may be due to an increasing amount of attorneys working towards self-interest instead of public interest. That blanket statement, however, only epitomizes a small cross-section of the profession, but places a stigma upon an entire occupation. Catastrophes, large and small, occur frequently, and almost all require the immediate help of emergency responders. But when the exigency fades and the first responders leave, lawyers provide long-term relief for the many people dealing with the catastrophic impact.