A law firm known for putting out a lot of TV advertising recently had me worried. In one commercial, someone appears on camera to say something to the effect that the firm’s attorneys were not just lawyers, they were people too. I did not know there was ever any doubt.
I am gratified to say that, in Florida at least, there isn’t. This is thanks to Judge Downey, who recognized way back in 1975 that “a lawyer does not terminate his membership in the human race” when he becomes a member of the bar.
Phew. I feel better now.
(Judge Downey, who retired in 1993, might have learned something about humanity in World War II. As a B-24 gunner, he was part of a 10-man crew, his own Band of Brothers, facing death over Germany on a daily basis.)