profs<3mycomments wrote:If you all don't have the same moral view as OP I'm don't have a problem with that, and if you think his moral stance is dumb and naive that's fine too, but if your attitude is that keeping your head down and abandoning your principles at the first sign of danger is what being an adult is all about, then it only takes a second to figure out who in the conversation needs to grow a pair.
Or not. Lets review. Opp wants to be a lawyer. Lawyer, like everyone else, need to eat food, wear clothing etc. In order to acomplish those things, you need to be paid. To be paid as an attorney, you need to provide a service to your firm's clients. Being a good advocate means being able to advance or defend a position; irrespective of your own personal belief system.
Every person, business, association, etc., is entitled to competent legal representation. Your job as an attorney is to provide that to the client's of your firm. That duty ends at the point where you are called upon to violate the applicable code of conduct in the jurisdiction in which you practice. That duty also ends if you are called upon to violate the law. The attorneys at the ACLU probably didn't like defending the KKK, but that was the client they were assigned to defend and thus, they did it. Ethically and within the confines of the rules. If they were unable to do that, then they asked to be reassigned (with the posibility of being dismissed).
I don't always like the clients of my firm, but you better fucking believe I represent them to the best of my abilities. Why? Because as an officer of the Court, I am required to do so.
In short. After the op figures out how to grow a sack, I hope that he will be good enough to pass that information along to you.