(Login Nafana) Forum Owner Posted Jun 13, 2005 12:55 AM
I think you watch too much TV JB. Except for celebrity cases like OJ or M.Jackson, the typical lawyer is all too eager to strike some plea-deal that gets their client a reduce or suspended sentence and calls that a victory. Likewise, the DA is quite happy to compromise to clear their case load. But civil lawyers are the worse- they look at every case to see how they can divvy the money for the least work. Instead of the adversarial relationship you talk about- they are likely good buddies at the club who settle cases to each others mutual benefit. Call me a cynic if you like but I think the Perry Mason lawyer is like the Marcus Welby doctor- TV-fiction!