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Overcoming the Negative Stigma Associated with Attorneys

The Verdict Is In: Many People Aren’t Fond of Attorneys

It’s no coincidence that nearly everyone has heard a lawyer joke. While it’s difficult to admit or acknowledge the negative feelings that people have toward one’s own profession, the numbers don’t lie: in a Gallup poll from 2015, only 4% of respondents rated the “honesty and ethical standards” of lawyers as “very high.” In that same poll, more than one-third (34%) rated attorneys’ honesty and ethical standards as low (25%) or very low (9%). (more…)