Boston Marathon and Hurricane Sandy show Lawyer Reputation Undeserved

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In a recent poll reflecting how the public views the ethical standards of various professions, lawyers ranked in the 19th percentile.  Lawyers came in slightly below business executives in the 21st percentile and well below medical doctors, which rank in the 70th percentile.

Unfortunately, it is not only unfair for the public to generalize groups of people based on a few bad members of that group, but it also creates an inaccurate stigma against that group.

Most lawyers are among the most generous and well-meaning people in society.  Many give their time freely to causes and activities that they find meaningful.  Most lawyers attend law school in the first place to make a difference in the world.

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Published In: Constitutional Law Updates, Professional Practice Updates

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