Lawyers have a reputation when it comes to making this world a better place. They do this by helping out their clients achieve justice, helping them understand the legal process that needs to be done, and of course, bring peace and order into the society with the help of policemen, soldiers, and other peacemakers.
However, people also think that lawyers only do this for themselves, for them to earn so much money. It is a fact that there are some who does that for that reason. But then again, there are still some attorneys out there who are like Atticus Finch of the bestselling book, To Kill A Mockingbird. Some of them are well-known for actually making a huge change, here are some of them.
Putin is known to be the leader of one of the most feared countries in the world, Russia. Before he became the president of the Soviet Union, Putin went to Saint Petersburg State University and took up Law. He graduated in 1975 and was known for his thesis on “The Most Favored Nation Trading Principle in International Law”. Who would’ve thought that he would indeed bring his country to the top?
In his first time as a president, the economy of Russia grew by about 70% for eight straight years. Putin is now known for being one of the most powerful world leaders. He has become known for being a great example of honesty, integrity, and passion when it comes to public service without having to be a politician.
Megan Kelly has got to be one of the most popular journalists and news anchor in the United States on NBC News. But then again, not a lot of people actually know that Kelly was first a lawyer.
It is very important indeed for the media to understand everything that has got to do with law and politics because, in order for them to deliver news, regarding those matters, to the nation, they must first understand it themselves. And this is where Kelly fits in.
Kelly took an undergraduate degree in political science from Syracuse University and earned her J.D., or Juris Doctor, at Albany Law School.
Kelly was once an associate in a law firm in Chicago. She then moved to Washington D.C. and started working as a reporter and is now one of the best news anchors in the country.
Gandhi was known for fighting for his and his nation’s rights against the British rule. He was the leader of the Indian independence movement. He is considered to be the Father of the Nation because of what he did for his country.
Before he became a legend, he first trained as a lawyer in London, then he employed the nonviolent civil disobedience in South Africa when he was an expatriate lawyer because his fellow Indians were suffering from discrimination and struggling for civil rights.
Gandhi led the Indians into challenging the British people, and finally, in 1947, they were granted their freedom. His birthday is now an official holiday in India, referred to as International Day of Nonviolence.
It is without a doubt that these lawyers have indeed made a huge change to contribute to the world, we totally need more lawyers like them. They are indeed not perfect, but then again, they have done such marvelous jobs, so why not take them as an inspiration or good example for the aspiring lawyers?
Most people think that a lawyers’ job is to simply defend clients or companies as well as give legal advice to people, but then again, they could actually do something more than paperwork. These people above made it possible to actually do something to make a change and contribute to this world. There are no limitations as long as you continue to help and inspire others.