About 60 years ago, many universities began opening law schools to day and night students. An income strategy?
Today, we may be overwhelmed by a surplus of lawyers within the political arena, as public administrators, in the business world and assuming other opportunities. Too often, attorneys claim to have obtained qualifications by attending a law school, such as counselor. Counselor of law? Yes. Counselor for education, mental health, social services and religion challenges? No.
Our courts are overwhelmed with documents, evidence of strategies deployed by attorneys and court officers. Our jails and prisons continue to be overcrowded. Costly insurance policies are needed to cover business and professional daily practices from potential lawsuits. Alternatives are not to be considered by the unqualified layman.
Laws continue to be enacted. Interpretations often differ between the legal professionals. This has been interpeted as "arguing." Hence, the immigration policies and laws.
Prior to 1960, we had fewer lawyers -- and we had less need for attorneys.
Yes, we have seen change in America. We may yet learn to govern ourselves without legal consultation or influence of our attorneys. Our forefathers did so!
Edward A. Kenealy, Kennewick