Contributions lawyers make to our society

by Tim O’Hare

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If you’ve never been in a situation where you needed the help of an attorney, you may not have a clear picture of how lawyers are a benefit to society. The legal system affects our society in many ways, and lawyers contribute to the growth and freedom of society.

Here are just a few ways attorneys contribute to society:

Attorneys give individuals a sense of security to pursue their life goals knowing someone will have their back if they need it.

According to the Supreme Court Chief Justice of Australia, Justice Spigelman, “Lawyers perform a critical role in the promotion of social order by the administration of the law in a manner which answers the fundamental requirements of justice, namely fair outcomes arrived by fair procedures.” (Read more from Justice Spigelman here.)

While he was speaking of lawyers in Australia, the same is true for lawyers in the United States. Attorneys who practice law with ethics and integrity should contribute to the well being of society by promoting justice through fair procedures.

Lawyers are advocates and advisors for our society. They work to represent individuals and corporations in civil trials, and to promote justice in criminal trials. Attorneys work as advisors to their clients, informing them of their rights, the processes of law and help them navigate the sometimes-tricky legal system.

Without lawyers, individuals would have to research the law and previous judicial decisions and understand how those decisions and laws apply to their circumstances. Attorneys dedicate their lives to understanding the law, and will help apply the law to their clients’ cases with the best interests of their clients in mind.

Lawyers also work to hold corporations, organizations and sometimes even the government, accountable. When a big corporation attempts to take advantage of an individual or small party of individuals, attorneys can work to protect the individual’s rights, and keep the bigger party from strong-arming the smaller party.

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