Re: Lawyers wonder why they get a bad rep..
Originally Posted by Boston Red
No one hates lawyers more than other lawyers.
I really think they need to add practical courses on people skills and negotiation to the law school curriculum. The Negotiations course I took was one of the most useful courses I had in law school. I use those skills every day. But it never ceases to amaze me when I see some attorney walking around the courthouse acting like a self-important jerk. They don't realize that makes it less likely that judges, opposing counsel, and courthouse staff are going to do them any favors. One bad experience was all it took for me to swear off ever agreeing to provide assistance to a civil attorney handling a criminal case.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.