texaslawyer wrote:I'm not there yet, but is it rational and sane to go to law school in your mid fifties ? Probably not, but if I don't I'll never forgive myself and I'll just be dipped in brussell sprouts if I'm going to allow that to happen ! I want to practice criminal law. Bring on the DUIs, druggies and the like. Also, I'd like to do some work for The Innonence Project. I'm not a bleeding heart liberal, but if someone is wrongfully imprisioned then I must help exonerate them.
You know I was talking to a Mesquite, TX cop turned Little Rock defense lawyer yesterday. He gave me some PR doodads, and he went about his way. I've always wondered how people make the transition, other than dollar signs, from law enforcement to personal defense. I could understand going into prosecution, but that's not for me because 1) litigation doesn't seem to wow me, and 2) there are ample offenses that go thru the court docket that I think are so petty they should have never even been charged in the first place. I'd feel bad prosecuting people for certain things just as I would defending people for certain things.