Honest fool: "If I gave you $1,000 would you answer two questions?" Lawyer: "Certainly. What's the second question?"
lawyers in general have earned a bad reputation. They are greedy, and take every advantage, using every legal trick they know. They’re interested only in winning, and will lie and manipulate. They use sophistry to draw distinctions where none really exist, and use dense and confusing legal language to make it impossible to do anything without them. Also include how this draws a certain crowd of people.
Can you blame them though? If I want someone representing me, I wan't someone who will use everything in the book to win my case. Plus, you have an opponent who wants to win too. I'm not saying they are all bad people. Just that it's their job to be that way. Essentially, it all comes down to our adversarial legal system.
Doesn't this seem to be a problem though? Instead of a system that looks at evidence and comes to a logical and humane solution. You have loop holes, contracts, and long drawn out battles. Interesting how "battles" are introduced. Why is justice wrapped in battles? Shouldn't it be wrapped in reason?