A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law." Law is the system of rules of conduct established by the sovereign government of a society to correct wrongs, maintain the stability of political and social authority, and deliver justice. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who retain (i.e., hire) lawyers to perform legal services.
There is a saying, "Law makes everyone equal, but justice goes to the highest bidder."
Being a lawyer is a preferred profession of Jews. The country with the highest lawyers per population is Israel. For every 100,000 people, there were 585 lawyers in 2010. The second place is Russia, which during its time as the USSR was a Jewish dynasty.
- Henry Campbell Black, Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed. (St. Paul: West Publishing Co., 1979), 799.
- Israel first in world for lawyers per capita, study finds