What do I like about being a lawyer?
Well, I guess the thing that I like the best is helping people. And I meet good people, when they come to see me, and I get to know them. And we have a mission statement, here, which hopefully represents our firm. And it’s two words – it says: we care.
And I really do care about the people that come to see me, that engage my services to try and help them. And I try and tell them what the law is, but I also try and take a practical approach to whatever their problems or questions they may have. Many times, there is not a legal solution to their problem, and so, I try and come up with some alternative suggestions on how to try and resolve the matter. Many times it’s neighbors problems, or it’s family problems, or whatever, and so I try and listen, and be empathetic, and care, although many times I’ll tell them that there’s not a good legal solution to the problem.
And, also, as far as dealing with legal problems, is to make sure that I don’t do any harm to the client. And, also, that if they come to me with an $8,000.0 problem, that that’s what their damages are, that I don’t wind up charging them, you know, $5,000.00, $6,000.00, $7,000.00, to solve the problem. So, after litigation’s all done and over with, and they get their money, well, then, they turn around and they pay me all the money, and they’ve gone through all this aggravation, in order to simply pay their lawyer to resolve the issue.
Also, I caution people about not suing based upon the principle of the matter, and the principle is very expensive. And probably after they’re paying me a huge amount of money over the principle of the matter, that they sort of forget what they told me to begin with, it didn’t matter how much it costs them – it usually does. But I enjoy chatting with folks, and sometimes I think I’m pretty funny, so, particularly if they laugh at my jokes, well, I usually get along very well with the folks.
And so, I just like, you know, being a lawyer, and seeing if I can’t solve problems. Particularly when it comes to real estate issues, whenever I try to clear up a title, or figure out how to do something, and I can figure out how to do it, maybe when someone else hasn’t been able to do it. So, like, a treasure hunt, trying to find folks, or to come up with the law is, or to figure out how to do something.