What psychosis causes people to want to be attorneys? An obsession with “gray” areas? The need to argue? The urge to associate with highly stressed and generally unhappy individuals? The sadistic pleasure of having your butt handed to you by a judge with the only appropriate response being, “Thank you, Your Honor”? Why do we thrive on stress?

The practice of law is adversarial in nature, requires salesperson-like qualities to obtain clients, diligence and competence to maintain clients, bookkeeping skills and collection acumen. And who better to regulate the practice of law than those individuals with the same qualities/psychosis? Yet, this is the vocation we chose? It’s all very interesting to me. Interesting also to me is how we can make the practice of law better.

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