Lawyers Can Repair Their Tarnished Image

Mark Cohen of Legal Mosaic fame posts at Forbes on how lawyers can repair their tarnished image:

“John Grisham captured a common perception of lawyers in The Client: ‘You advised him not to get a lawyer, giving as one of your reasons the opinion that lawyers are a pain in the ass.’ Lawyers have an image problem. A 1973 Harris survey found that only 24% of respondents had high confidence in lawyers. Two decades later, that figure plummeted to 7%. A 2014 Pew survey found lawyers last among ten professional categories in ‘contributions to society.’ Ouch! Here are some common beefs with lawyers and how they can be settled. ‘The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers’ is off the table.”

Read: Lawyers Can Repair Their Tarnished Image at Forbes

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