I consider Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela to be two of the greatest men who have lived in the last 100 years. I do not believe it is a coincidence they were both lawyers.
In my first blog I wrote that the practice of law has a lot to offer those who are motivated by altruistic goals. There is no shortage of injustice and suffering around us. A law degree can be an effective tool to combat injustice and lessen suffering. I truly believe this.
Even though we are not destined to be a Gandhi or Mandela, each lawyer has the power to make a positive impact on the lives of others, to stand up for justice, to help lesson suffering, one person at a time.
To all young lawyers, and to all young people thinking of becoming lawyers, I encourage you to pursue the practice of law as a noble calling. The lives of Gandhi and Mandela provide us with shining stars to guide us in our Journey to promote the cause of justice everywhere on this planet.