In our practice, I am often struck by the anxiety and worry that clients bring with them when they first walk through our door. The reality is that no one consults a lawyer just for fun. Its always because something “terrible” has happened. Grandma died and her estate needs to be opened. Husband lost his job and the bill collectors are suing. Wife ran-off with some guy from work and took the kids with her.
We actually get to help people solve these very real problems. We know that we can’t bring Grandma back, or repair broken marriages, but we can help people get through the tough times. A bankruptcy wipes away debt and gives our client a “fresh start.” Divorces can be survived when we provide shoulders to cry on and strength when its lacking. Soon, the fears and anxiety are gone. Life is never perfect, but in the end, our clients leave in a better place than when we met them. And that’s pretty satisfying.