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SCALE OF JUSTICE - 101In practicing trial law on your behalf, it is easy to lose sight of what we really do. The urgency of our daily practice deadlines, trials, hearings, depositions, memoranda, research evaluations, conferences, seminars, correspondence and meetings all conspire to prevent us from focusing sometimes on what we do and why we do it. And yet it is the simplest thing: we help injured people.

Sometimes those people are physically and emotionally or psychologically hurt; sometimes those people have lost a loved one.

Our job is to help them. In order to do that, however, it is essential that we never lose sight of what we do and why we do it. We cannot be good lawyers if we cannot feel the pain of others. There are easier ways to make a living. There are fewer stressful ways to make a living. But there is no better or more honorable way.

To correct a wrong or obtain deserved compensation is a wonderful thing. The gratification may not be immediate (far from it), but the results are more permanent. To be a personal injury lawyer, we must have a passion. A passion for long hours, hard work and challenges. But mostly a passion for seeing rights vindicated.