Sunday, February 12, 2017
In her 2005 tribute to John Pickering, a lion of the law, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg gave this answer:
The best of lawyers, Judge McGowan said, serve as architects, planners, builders in law. Along with high technical competence, the best of lawyers have a deep understanding of the nature and purposes of the law, which makes them wise and reliable counselors, broad-gauged advocates and planners, sensitive to the requirements of a just and orderly society and to currents of change.
You can access the tribute here.