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The most common tale we hear of lawyers today is one of fast-rising high-billing no-feeling type of lawyers Most people overlook the lawyers that do pro-bono work That is work for free for the charity of those who cant afford it Michael Brock started off as another lawyer who was on the fast track to partnership in a large firm with big billing habits One day his life was changed forever after being held hostage by and seeing the death of a homeless man who was evicted by his firm He made the drastic change to being a pro-bono lawyer and left behind one million dollars a year not to mention a wife and an expensive apartment for thirty thousand dollars a year John Grisham tells the story of this man in his novel The Street Lawyer Grisham has been a long-time favorite author for those interested in court room drama He changed his style completely for The Street Lawyer to focus on morality and values rather than success stories of rich young law students This novel still appeals to anyone who enjoys Grisham but has also added to his audience the soft at heart He relates to all Americans who are after success Grisham believes that in the beginning most people want to help others This is why he thinks most endure the long hard hours of law or medical school and training The money is just a bonus By the time one graduates money has taken over their thoughts and he or she cares little for the client or patient This is a bold assumption but one that Grisham makes often He has experienced this himself as he endured law school The novel is both morally convicting and makes one think of others Grisham seems to be saying thank you to all the people who care for the less fortunate Thank you to those like Michael Brock who experience both worlds but give
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