In the day-to-day activities of the lawyer, his usual clients are the corporations, businessmen, criminals, and middle to upper class persons who rely upon him for legal guidance. His counsel is dispensed with equanimity and confidence, albeit the distress it may sometimes bring his client. His advice may be given to prevent a possible suit from being brought; it may be given to settle impending litigation; it may be given once a verdict has been reached. It is clear in each case that the lawyer is paid to free his client from present or future liability, or at least to mitigate that liability. This is best for both the client and the lawyer himself.
Stephen G. Walker,
The Lawyer-Child Relationship: A Statistical Analysis [Project],
Duq. L. Rev.
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