Habitual Offenders, Scumbag Lawyer with Agendas?
In my last blog I mentioned that a group of college psychology majors viewed lawyers as unethical. Kid Rock in a recent song off his hit album from last year pairs lawyers as scumbags in the same sentence as 'habitual offenders'. The cultural assault on our profession is unabated in many quarters. So now, a different story on lawyers...
Today over 25 attorneys volunteered at the monthly Saturday Legal Clinic sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association Access to Justice Committee and the Memphis Area Legal Services Pro Bono Projects. Attorneys from Burch, Porter and Johnson, the clinic sponsor, and numerous other firms, legal departments and solo practitioners joined with 15 volunteer paralegals and other legal professionals to provide free legal help to the community.
Later today (Saturday, July 10), a group of 7 attorneys volunteered their afternoon at Youth Villages (a residential treatment home for youth). They spent the day playing games, sports and doing crafts with about 9 young teens under the direct supervision of their teacher/counselor (and beloved son of Linda Warren Seely), Warren Edwards and his colleagues. Memphis Bar Association President Ricky Wilkins spoke to these young men about responsiblity, hard work and accountability- while sporting a foam visor the boys decorated for him.
I am so proud of all of these attorneys, of my son, and of all the legal professionals who gave up a beautiful Saturday to donate their time and talents to the Memphis community.