Some days I'd rather deal with mutant zombie bikers than have anything to do with lawyers. There was once a time when I thought the collapse would happen and they'd all go away. I was naive. A comet could strike the earth and all we'd have left is cockroaches and lawyers.
Don't believe me? Go to any dirt poor third world country. Wander into the worst part of the ghetto. Somewhere in there will be a lawyer advertising his services. As long as there is any government left at all, we are going to have to deal with lawyers.
My life has always gone better when no lawyers are involved. Pretty much the same can be said for wearing suits. Come to think of it, the last time I wore a suit, lawyers and judges were involved. Sigh.
That's not to say I haven't hired good lawyers. I've been fortunate to have hired good ones over the years. One in particular went above and beyond the call of duty. I'd run out of money and credit and yet he still pursued my case, knowing he'd probably not get paid. He just didn't feel right leaving the case without doing all that he could possibly do. Glad he did, as I actually won in the end.
Currently my lovely wife has a lawyer to help with a disability claim. Believe me, it's almost impossible to make progress without one. Shouldn't be, but there it is. Her case comes before a judge next month. Wish us well. After that, if all goes to plan, we'll be done with lawyers for quite some time.
It's a screwed up system where basic problems require the professional services of a lawyer. I hate it, but we are stuck with it -at least for now. For a guy who settles so many problems outside of normal systems, it's an embarrassment to have to hire legal professionals. The system is closed and outsiders don't have much chance. About the best I can hope for is that I hire well.