The Lawyer's Calling

The Lawyer's Calling

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Lawyers in our day are facing a crisis of meaning. Distrusted by the public, stressed by overwork and questioning the value of their contribution to society, legal professionals find themselves in a situation where work has lost its connection with deeper beliefs. The crisis they face is essentially spiritual. How can lawyers bridge the gap between their beliefs and their daily work? Joseph Allegretti maintains that law can be a true vocation - a qcallingq from God. He points to ways that lawyers are or can be healers in society, and he explains how their service to clients resembles a covenant relationship. Lawyers and law students will find his vision of the legal profession to be rich with possibility.Self-interestedness does not stop a mother from putting her life on the line to save a child in distress. It does not stop countless numbers of persons from donating their time and money to help others. It need not stop a lawyer from puttinganbsp;...

Title:The Lawyer's Calling
Author:Joseph G. Allegretti
Publisher:Paulist Press - 1996-01


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