Whatever you make think about the Trump administration, one thing is clear, the public is being reminded of the importance of the availability of lawyers. Maybe also, the profession itself is remembering also how much helping real people with real problems can give meaning to life. The last para of the Washington Post piece on the legal volunteers at Dulles airport reads as follows:
“It’s a good feeling,” Fezan Rizvi, a psychiatrist who lives in Loudoun County, said as he nodded toward a half-dozen sign-holding lawyers amid the crowd. “If you have any questions, they’re right there, and it’s pro bono. That feels like America.”
Meanwhile earlier in the article:
Welborn [one of the 1200 volunteers who have signed up to help at Dulles] said she had come because it felt right. “Yeah, we are the good guys,” she said. “Sam and I were talking in the car on the way here, about how we’re proud that it will be the lawyers who will be the ones fighting on the front lines.”
Helps us remember why we went to law school — sadly something many of us had forgotten just three years later. You don’t have to hang out at Dulles to get a feeling of caring juice flowing through your veins again.
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Good point! I talked with an attorney the other day who is generally pretty critical of the system and he’s feeling really good to be a part of it now.