How do attorneys live with themselves?
A few days ago, I volunteered to be a presenter at a Career Day Fair for a local university. As the only attorney, I had the opportunity to speak with more than 150 9th graders. As a person who grew up in Section 8 housing, I often volunteer with nonprofit organizations in the hopes of getting an opportunity to speak with students about the importance of education. For the most part, the students seemed interested in my 10-minute presentation, especially when I discussed DNA, fingerprints, and time of death. After I finished my presentation, I allowed for questions. As you can imagine, I was frequently asked “How much do you make?,” “Are lawyers liars,” and “Why’d you become a lawyer?” Seeing these questions a mile ahead, I came prepared and responded with ease. However, one question momentarily stunned me: “How do you live with yourself?”