When the Boundaries of Zealous Representation Collide with Human Empathy

James Fierberg
You must always remember that the profession exists to help solve the problems of other humans.

You must always remember that the profession exists to help solve the problems of other humans.

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As a new lawyer, you recently have had your head filled with a bevy of rules, regulations, elements, and defenses. You now are on a unique mission with a new role, a strange and awesome role, representing the “other,” that is, a client. What is certain is that your client has not had your life experience and simply is not you. Your client may not believe what you believe or think the way you do. Your client needs you to help solve a unique problem and wants the problem resolved.

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