Somedays, I wish I were a lawyer – 1
I’m going to try to make this a recurring theme because I have thought at times that it would be handy to have a lawyer in the family.
Actually, there’s much to be said for having a breadth of occupations within one’s family relations. (That, of course, presumes that the family relations are talking to each other) You need an infomation technology specialist because everybody is compterized nowadays. You need a medical person to interpret the medical professions instructions. You need a building arts person to keep contractors away from your house. And in the modern age, with other people’s lawyers slinking around every corner waiting to pounce for a contingency fee, government bureaucrats always looking to make an example of one of the plebeians, and the occaisional bad cop looking to fill a quota or something, a family needs a lawyer who will work for the occasional Sunday dinner.
Since I’m in the middle of another masters degree program (can’t have enough master’s degrees) I don’t think I’m going to be able to fulfill this wish this decade or next. Plus my employer won’t pay for law degrees. Master’s degrees are more fun when they’re free. Oh, well. It’s still something to think about. And the legal profession so needs a few conservative lawyers.