“The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer” –Will Rogers. People have widely differing views regarding lawyers and the legal system. Many people have a negative opinion of the legal system and the legal profession. Others have a very positive opinion of lawyers, and view them as heroes for the innocent and oppressed. The following will examine the reasons why people have both a negative and positive opinion of the legal system.
Part 1 Negative beliefs
They sometimes use legal stratagems as they vigorously represent their clients to the best degree possible.
The Twinkie defense, in 1979 Dan White, who resigned his post as City Supervisor wanted to rescind his resignation and get his job back. The Mayor Harvey Milk refused to rescind his resignation, and had already replaced him with a new city supervisor (Pogash, 2009).