Lots of unkind things have been said about attorneys over the years, but most of us have had to seek their advice at one time or another. Although often maligned, as in this Spanish proverb: "It is better to be a mouse in a cat's mouth than a man in a lawyer's hands," attorneys are the first ones people call when hit with a lawsuit or divorce. Most of the population seldom has professional contact with attorneys, but a small percentage of folks are easily aggravated and have a penchant for initiating lawsuits.
Over the years I've heard a few attorneys speak at dinners and they were very humorous. Because of all the jokes made about them, they have probably developed quite thick skin. I wonder, however, why a county of about 150,000 people would need so many? In this year's yellow pages there are the same number of pages for attorneys and physicians.