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As a lawyer, do you believe you trust the judicial system more or less than the average Joe?

As a lawyer, do you believe you trust the judicial system more or less than the average Joe?

This is about the legal system as a whole, not just the judiciary.

Let me answer your question this way:

We all know of innocent people charged with and convicted of crimes they did not commit. I’ve been sued. I was not at fault. If I had been confident the system would vindicate me, I’d have been annoyed about being sued. I was not annoyed. I was terrified (I won but had no idea whether I would until the ruling was announced; many people know this feeling). Because I know how easily an innocent/not liable person can be victimized in and by the legal system.

Even many of the “winners” often consider themselves worse for the experience.

Now nobody can expect perfection from judges and lawyers, but we can expect (and our system ostensibly demands) that judges and lawyers be as attentive, honest, reasonable, and earnest as they humanly can. Too often, in my experience, they are not. Many courthouse clerks and support personnel are dismissive and surly. Customer service is in so many ways needlessly and inexcusably poor.

There is much room and need for improvement.

https://www.quora.com/As-a-lawyer-do-you-believe-you-trust-the-judicial-system-more-or-less-than-the-average-joe/answer/Eric-Johnson-311

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