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Old 11-08-2010, 11:01 PM   #1
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Too many lawyers

Next time you're on your way to work count how many lawyers offices you see. I counted ~45 offices and I'm only 6 minutes away from my job. This is why our damn country is so sue happy. Half of my friends are currently in law school to make it even better

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Old 11-08-2010, 11:06 PM   #2
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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I often wonder if that many lawyers are needed? Do they make as much money as people think they do? I mean how much money is there to go around if there is an office on every corner...
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20 minute drive and not one lawyers office, but there is about 3 elementary schools, 2 high schools, and about 5 churches on my way to work, oh and i cant forget the one cementary!
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Next time you're on your way to work count how many lawyers offices you see. I counted ~45 offices and I'm only 6 minutes away from my job. This is why our damn country is so sue happy. Half of my friends are currently in law school to make it even better
You know not all lawyers are in the business of suing others, correct?

Tax lawyers, estate lawyers, trust lawyers, probate lawyers, family lawyers, water rights lawyers, property rights lawyers.....and so on and so on.
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You know not all lawyers are in the business of suing others, correct?
Yes I do lol Most of the offices are personal injury so that is their business
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Yes I do lol Most of the offices are personal injury so that is their business
Oh, well that's a different story, lol.

I thought you were saying that all lawyers do is sue people.....but I guess all the lawyers you drive by DO sue people
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Many times lawyers will locate their offices close to 1) each other and 2) the local courthouse. This saves them time when traveling to each other's offices for depositions and when traveling for court appearances. You just happen to have to drive through one of these concentrated areas.
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Perhaps OP should focus on watching the road during the short 6 minute drive to work rather than count lawyer offices... :shrugs:
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Sounds like the OP should get some exercise instead of driving 6 minutes to work.
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A factoid I have heard several times.........the US has 5 percent of the world's population and 95 percent of its lawyers.
I believe it too.

I think that is why I saw a 'lawyer' driving a Toyota Yaris will a plastic applique on the side of his car advertising ........John Doe, Lawyer cell phone, criminal cases only.

yeah.......like if I have a real problem with the law, I 'm gonna go with the guy advertising on the side of his car. Maybe that is his office too.
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OP forgot he lives right by a courthouse.
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OP can count to ~45
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Yeah, but he counts by 45s, so he's not always that accurate. 1...45...90...135...etc.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson on the growing number of students graduating from law schools rather than sciences/engineering: "We'll go into our future litigating the failure of our infrastructures that can't be kept up because we don't have the engineers to make them better."
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You know not all lawyers are in the business of suing others, correct?

Tax lawyers, estate lawyers, trust lawyers, probate lawyers, family lawyers, water rights lawyers, property rights lawyers.....and so on and so on.
And let's not forget criminal defense. The most important of them all. You ain't gonna beat a felony drug rap on your own.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson on the growing number of students graduating from law schools rather than sciences/engineering: "We'll go into our future litigating the failure of our infrastructures that can't be kept up because we don't have the engineers to make them better."
It's a good thing I switched fields then
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Yeah, but he counts by 45s, so he's not always that accurate. 1...45...90...135...etc.
Neither are you genius.........if you are counting by 45's it should be ...
1....46...........91.......136 etc....

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Next time you're on your way to work count how many lawyers offices you see. I counted ~45 offices and I'm only 6 minutes away from my job. This is why our damn country is so sue happy. Half of my friends are currently in law school to make it even better
Is our country "sue-happy" (litigious would be the proper word) because there are so many lawyers, or are there so many lawyers because we are so litigious?

In essence, does demand create supply, or does supply create demand?
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Is our country "sue-happy" (litigious would be the proper word) because there are so many lawyers, or are there so many lawyers because we are so litigious?

In essence, does demand create supply, or does supply create demand?
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