Why Do Lawyers Have Bad Reputations?

In general, people complain about this profession quite a bit. Lawyers charge a lot of money for their services. This can really turn off a lot of people because they think that a lawyer just doesn’t do that much. But, in reality, behind-the-scenes they are doing a lot of work and they have a lot of knowledge that they had to get through expensive schooling. You really don’t know how much a lawyer is spending in terms of time and money on your case until you look at what they bill you for. They are doing a lot of work that is not easy to do and not something that a common person could do without training.

Another thing that you have to understand is that a lawyer went through an expensive schooling process. Then, after school, they had to go through even more training to become licensed to operate in this field. There are all kinds of requirements depending on where the lawyer is located, and it is not cheap to become one. They may make a lot of money, but at when they first begin their career, they put a lot of that money into their schooling and whatever else they owe money on.

So now that we justified the fact that they charge a lot of money, they still find themselves with a bad reputation. It could be perhaps  that sometimes they help bad people. Criminal defense lawyers represent people who are guilty of crimes but use the legal system to their advantage to ensure their clients do not get jail time. On the other hand, if we didn’t have lawyers available to help, then a lot of us could be in jail right now or have other legal issues. There’s a reason as to why the founding fathers made the right to counsel part of The Bill Of Rights.