ASKING FOR A LITTLE RESPECT
Check out Faye Cohen’s post to her blog Toughlawyerlady!
As Aretha Franklin sings in her song, all of us want, need, and expect a little respect. As a lawyer, and as a frequent participant in the legal system, because I regularly appear in courts and at hearings of all types, and I am often in court and government offices doing one thing or another, I too expect a little respect. Of course, I am not the only one, as all participants in any government and court processes expect to get a little respect. Not only do they expect a little respect, but they often look toward courts and agencies as their savior in a given situation. This inclination should be controlled, as the bottom line is that all systems are operated and staffed by people and people are imperfect, people often have their own agendas, people are subject to influence and corruption, and people have their own lives and…
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