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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Jimmy Carter on the Legal Profession

     We have the heaviest concentration of lawyers on Earth--one for every five hundred Americans; three times as many as are in England, four times as many as are in Germany, twenty-one times as many as are in Japan.

     We have more litigation, but I am not sure that we have more justice. No resources of talent and training in our society are more wastefully or unfairly distributed than legal skills. Ninety percent of our lawyers serve ten percent of our people.

Jimmy Carter, 1978 in The Law is An Ass, Ronald Irving, editor, 2011 

1 comment:

  1. Like a good mechanic~you only think of lawyers when you need them. And who hasn't, at some point, wished they knew a lawyer? I'm not saying that some aren't ambulance chasing jerks, but they are a necessary evil, if you will.