By: Jay Harvey
President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
There is an allegory in today’s news that Americans should note. For every person who has joked of lawyers at the bottom of the ocean, who has academically argued that America would be better if there were no more lawyers – there is a foreboding reminder in Pakistan of that for which they are truly advocating.
The protests in the streets of Pakistan this week are something different from others we have watched. The protests in the streets of Pakistan this week are lead by citizens armed only with their knowledge and commitment to the rule of law. The protests in the streets of Pakistan are lead by lawyers.
And the next time someone attacks our system of justice, its judges, and the lawyers that work to serve and protect it and their clients every day – remember this week in Pakistan.