What's wrong with us lawyers? Mainly, it is that the worst among us pose for our portrait, so that we are viewed as avaricious and egomaniacal, all flair and no substance, seeking and wielding power without having the strength of character to wield it well. Lost to the public is the portrait of most lawyers, the sorts of lawyers that I hope this University produces. They are quiet people who come to the law, and stay with it, because they know that the law's power lets them help people make the best of a trying world.
Jon R. Waltz,
The Unpopularity of Lawyers in America,
25 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol25/iss2/2