Friday, April 10, 2009
This story from today's New York Times called "In a Downturn, More Act as Their Own Lawyer" is a telling sign of how messed up the legal marketplace, and the economy in general, is right now. Because of home foreclosures and other financial problems related to the lousy economy, many people need legal representation but simply can't afford it. As we all know, there are thousands of highly educated, experienced lawyers walking the streets who can't find work. Why doesn't someone put the two groups together? The unemployed lawyers could keep their skills up, or at least it would occupy some of their unwanted spare time, while they continue to look for work and those who need legal help can get it.
I am the scholarship dude.