Perhaps I misunderstood- I thought that Gonzostrike already WAS a lawyer, but inasmuch as he has relocated to Montana, he's now taken steps to be admitted to practice there. Gonz, please set me straight on this. As for the "pro bono" work, many if not most states have a "Legal Aid" office or some such thing to represent indigent persons in divorce, landlord/tenant, etc. Even so, most of the lawyers I know donate their professional time and advice in the interest of making a contribution to their communities free of charge - as I am advising a "Public Access" TV channel and a Waldorf School, and in the past have provided professional services to other non-profit, charitable or public service entities. In my own view, which some may share and others not, lawyers ought to be no more and no less responsible for contributions to their communities than any other profession.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ April 15, 2002 12:49 PM: Message edited 2 times, by oboe ]</font>