Sit down. Put your feet up. Close the door, and put the calls on hold. I want a few minutes of your time. I want to talk to you about Philip Roth, the practice of law and, that most exciting topic of all, professional responsibility. The topic here is humility, as in the act of becoming humble. And suicide. Lawyers are magicians. Much like writers, we take masses of raw experience and transform them into utile forms. These transformations are a sort of alchemy. We can pass title, set men free, bind parties into perpetuity, and, insofar as money can, we say with a wink and a nod, rectify harm. It's no small wonder that we acquire a second-hand sense of immortality and invulnerability.
One Hand Clapping
Novel's Bleak Tone Reflected In Legal World
The Connecticut Law Tribune
November 23, 2009
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