A recent article in The New York Times described how Pakistan's lawyers are opposing the disbanding of the court system and what appears to be the imposition of martial law. I'm not sure what I, a securities lawyer in Jupiter, Florida, can do about this situation other than stand up and cheer.
Lawyers are easy targets in the U.S. We are blamed for higher costs for health care, medications, insurance and just about anything else when the critic feels it appropriate. On the other hand, there are lots of satisfied clients out there who were glad they had a lawyer when one was needed. It may be that people like some lawyers, but only their own. The other guy's lawyers are probably the object of intense dislike.
Lawyers were heavily involved in the formation of our great nation. Lawyers were involved in any case that impacted the rule of law in the U.S. Lawyers are there for the underserved, the ill and those that are too young to even ask for a lawyer. If it wasn't for a lawyer, Mr. Miranda would not have a warning named after him.
So when you read about the lawyers in Pakistan standing up for their country's constitution, dressed in their suits and being assaulted by police with tear gas, ask yourself, do we want to kill all the lawyers? Didn't think so.
That's the view from The Law Planet - Jupiter, Florida.