Lawyers must change image

Published: Friday, January 31, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 10:46 p.m.
So, lawyers are concerned about their image. I have no doubt that there are a lot of good people in the legal profession, but the profession stinks.
I did not form my opinion from watching "Judge Judy" or "The Practice." My beef with lawyers is the likes of those who sue for a ton of money because some kid got fat eating Big Macs, or those who sue gun manufacturers for the illegal use of their legal products by a criminal. Or with the two defense lawyers in the Van Damme case who trashed the parents of the murdered little girl in an attempt to get their client off.
I am not all that impressed by liberal judges who try to legislate from the bench either. I have never heard of one of them being removed or disbarred for this offense.
If lawyers of this state are really serious about changing their image, they would push to get a bill through the legislature that says the loser pays in any lawsuit. I expect to see snakes flying first.

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