Just when you think they only report negative stuff about Lawyers we get this gem
WHEELING, W.Va. — The nation’s biggest law firms are creating a second tier of workers, stripping pay and prestige from one of the most coveted jobs in the business world.
Besides making less, these associates work fewer hours and travel less than those on the grueling partner track, making these jobs more family-friendly. And this new system probably prevents jobs from going offshore.
But as has been the case in other industries, a two-tier system threatens to breed resentments among workers in both tiers, given disparities in pay and workload expectations. And as these programs expand to more and more firms, they will eliminate many of the lucrative partner-track positions for which law students suffer so much debt.
I have a better idea remove lawyers and judges entirely, perhaps we should re install the old age tradition of trial by combat with a new age spin or just the old world you swing I swing and we shall see who vanguishes who :)
Trial by combat (also wager of battle, trial by battle or judicial duel) was a method of Germanic law to settle accusations in the absence of witnesses or a confession, in which two parties in dispute fought in single combat; the winner of the fight was proclaimed to be right. In essence, it is a judicially sanctioned duel. It remained in use throughout the European Middle Ages, gradually disappearing in the course of the 16th century.
No sunday night football ~~ no problemo ~~~~ lets have trial by combat ~~~~ lets fire all the judges and political appointees and let the games begin.
After all there are no good or bad people, there are only people and two sides of the coin.
Damn I heard Mark Haines, recording and I thought for a second he came back to open the markets.
Al how do you feel about lawyers not making partner or coin ???
and trial by combat ?