(Closed) What's with all of the lawyer hate in the Hive?

posted 5 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@DeadlyNightshade:  Well, people don’t generally need attorneys when their lives are going swimmingly, you know? Guilty by association.

Post # 4
12882 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve never once noticed this.  In fact, I see people asking for legal advice and lawyer Bees helping out all the time!

Post # 5
9419 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve seen it a little bit.  But I’ve known plenty of lawyers or people in law school.  Lots of them are awesome!  There are some douchebags I knew, but those people are everywhere anyway!

I don’t have a problem with lawyers.  Agree with PP…I’m sure a lot of people associate them with negative experiences.

Post # 6
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m a lawyer, and I’ve definitely noticed this, especially the last few days on the political threads. I don’t really understand it, but whatevs.

Post # 8
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’ve talked to some very cool lawyers in the past year who specialized in education law. A lot of them will even take pro bono cases, so I know they aren’t all bad!

Post # 9
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I have not seen this.

Post # 10
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

NO KIDDING!!! I thought it has picked up in the last week too. As a finance lawyer who has absolutely nothing to do with litigating ANYTHING, it drives me nuts to see people just spewing hate towards lawyers for no reason. I mean there are jerks in ANY profession!!

And on a tangential note – what’s with all the “hate” speak in general lately? It’s ok to hate a THING but don’t hate a PERSON.  So, for example, sharing that you “hate strawberries” or “hate politics” –  that’s cool. But saying that you “hate lawyers” or “hate conservatives/liberals/religious people/pro-choicers” – not so much. 

Post # 11
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Well, this reminds me, I have to email my lawyer (again for the third time in a month) for an update on my case! I even called and left a message on Monday. Yeah, I am in awe with MY lawyer who decides to ignore me. ME, who is paying for him to update me on MY case, which will affect MY life.

So I have nothing against lawyers in general, but this type of thing (ignoring phone calls and emails) are inexcusable. He has been paid up to date and extra besides that…

Post # 12
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@StuporDuck:  What if you have tons of $$ and want to set up a trust account, or leave a will? Write a pre-nup? Immigrate to another country? Adopt a child?

Post # 13
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am a lawyer, and I notice this all the time. Obviously some lawyers are totally shady and unethical, but we are not all bad! I work for the federal government and I can assure you that my office is filled with intelligent and compassionate attorneys who are proud to dedicate their careers to public service.

Post # 14
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I haven’t noticed anything. Although I do think you have a point in general because I think the alway top those list of most hated professins it’s them and the two truck guys.

Post # 15
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I haven’t seen this on the bee and I hope I don’t offend anyone.

I work with a lot of lawyers and we don’t litigate. I am bothered by the fact that my coworkers write increasingly difficult to understand, full of loopholes, overly wordy regulations and business policies. I just don’t understand the value of such high language and think it would be more beneficial if things were written simpler. I’m not talking about them just using big words (as if the rest of us don’t know what they mean!), I’m talking about writing a page where a sentence would suffice.

I think this is similar to the amendments at the election as well. Who wrote them??? I read them so many times trying to figure out why they were written so lengthy and if there could be loopholes construed out of them. Sometimes I feel like lawyers are taking over. lol

But in general I don’t think lawyers are bad, everyone has a role in society.

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