Next time anyone "needs" a lawyer, just do it yourself.
Considering that the attorneys with whom I work, and I, have almost nothing to do with the "lawyer stuff" that seems to be obnoxious to so many, it's puzzling why electric industry lawyers dealing with each other pisses off so many people who don't even know what we do. I happen to be General Counsel of an electric company that is owned by the homes and businesses it serves - and we have no greater joy than in giving our owners (the customers) as much of what they want as possible.
As for politicians who are lawyers, in Vermont, most legislators are NOT lawyers. We've had a few Governors who were lawyers, and we've had many who weren't (inlcuding the incumbent). Not one of the candidates for Governor of Vermont at this time is a lawyer.
Perhaps it makes sense to some (as it does to me) that people who are interested in making law actually study law. From working in the vineyards of law in Vermont for over forty-two year, I've seen no evidence that the laws of this state are so arcane that no one understands them. There's a law against stealing, a law against assaulting, a law against kidnapping . . . and of course, we have lawyers (called "prosecutors") who devote their professional skills to protecting us by enforcing those laws. I did that work at one time, and the general populace seemed to be pleased that I was doing it. Of course, the criminals who were convicted weren't so happy.
Yes, I AM somewhat pissed off at the "lawyer" jokes, because based upon the professional world in which I work, they make no sense - and because it's a phenomenally broad over generalization that subjects an entire profession to ridicule - a profession that's based upon an orderly and fair society rather than anarchic chaos.
If you don't like to live in a society governed by laws made by lawmakers chosen by the majority, go live in a place where the laws are made some other way. And if you just don't like laws and anyone who's learned how to deal with them, go find yor own turf and live in anarchy. If you're more powerful than the other people in your anarchic world, you might like that. Probably the others wouldn't.
The plethora of jokes about both lawyers and politicians does nothing to improve either profession, and it absolves anyone who chooses not to participate in the system of any repsonsibility for it. If you want to make jokes about gutless dishonesty, try that.