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Do you consider being a lawyer even though some people say that this is a job for liars?

I have a friend who wants to be a lawyer someday but she's having second thoughts about it. She always feel dsicouraged whenever somebody says a negative remark of this job. They say that this job will only make you an expert liar. When you have a client ang admitted that his a murderer, as a lawyer you should do all you can to prove that your client is innocent though he/she is not and that's lying.

Asked By: cncrned - 1/6/2007
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I emailed my cousin about this...she is a lawyer. Here's her reply... More
Answered By: liquid_storm_2003 - 1/6/2007
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I do not consider a lawyer a job for liars, but you do have to lie sometimes. You do not have to represent the bad guys i believe also.
Answered By: Brian K - 1/6/2007
 
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Answered By: nora22000 - 1/6/2007
 
Don't listen to what other people think. They are jealous because they don't have the intelligence to succeed. Tell your friend to follow her heart. First, human beings are natural born liars. It starts right from the time your mom asks if you were the one and you say no mom it wasn't me. Hell, we all lie but that... More
Answered By: forktonguebush - 1/6/2007
 
thats wrong. u are misguided. If u tell a lawyer u commited it. his job is not to lie but to defend u and find u a minimum of sentence honestly. one can be trutful and still be a lawyer & be successful too. so take it ez.
Answered By: sk1295 - 1/6/2007
 
It is one of the most respected professions. You can make a lot of difference in the society. Nobody can force you to lie unless you want to!
Answered By: Santa - 1/6/2007
 
don't listen to those haters. being a lawyer is to defend someone who is not in a position to defend him/herself. you help consumers who have been ripped off, accused people who have been framed etc. any profession where you help people is an honorable one, it can be anything from fixing someone's ulcer or whatever... More
Answered By: noviadluismi - 1/6/2007
 
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Answered By: Jessica L - 1/6/2007
 
Lawyers are not liars. Lawyers simply investigate the sometimes elusive truth of a case. If your friend is giving this much thought to the issue, please become a lawyer. You have values and morals. We need you.
Answered By: shoes_717 - 1/6/2007
 
I believe that there are still lawyers who only do "what is right", i.e. what their conscience tells them to. A lawyer could choose not to take up a case and/or represent a potential client if he/she is uncomfortable with it. It is not going to be easy though, but if one has the resolve to do so, I believe one could... More
Answered By: Alfretz T - 1/6/2007
 
I am not to fond of any of the lawyers I have dealt with but I sure wouldn't mind having their paycheck. It is a dog eat dog society. Lawyers make some nice cake and that is all that matters no matter what anyone says.
Answered By: MiKe - 1/6/2007
 
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