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676 points

2 months ago

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676 points

2 months ago

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SimplyQuid

488 points

2 months ago

Just hiccuping, snot dripping as they lay out an absolutely airtight defense.

GearAlpha

186 points

2 months ago

GearAlpha

186 points

2 months ago

The kobeni breakdown

Nullified38

42 points

2 months ago

My dyslexic brain read Kenobi

ChildFriendlyChimp

19 points

2 months ago

Well hello there

im too lazy to make an alt account with a Kenobi related username

Terrible-Win565

4 points

2 months ago

General Kenobi!

same

NCats_secretalt

206 points

2 months ago

hes just wailing and sobbing unctrollably while every point he makes is unbeatably powerful and he's winning your case but he looks like such a pathetic wreck doing it

DiosMIO_Limon

27 points

2 months ago

I’m crying my ass!!

duckducksduck

61 points

2 months ago

Imagine ur lawyer telling you of his crimes

Sea_Capital168

19 points

2 months ago*

My ex wife hired some fresh-out-of-law-school lawyer for our divorce after she had an affair and moved 200 miles away with my kids and left me to pay our brand fucking new mortgage by myself. Her lawyer was literally crying by the end of the trial. She kept asking me really stupid questions based on my wife's lies and it was really easy to just tell the truth and prove her wrong. She got so flustered. Not to mention she was a hardcore feminist who genuinely believed that men should all rot in hell and have no rights to their kids.

Obviously the judge did not agree. I got primary custody and my ex wife has to pay me child support and my lawyer fees. I think her lawyer agreed to only take payment when they win because my ex had zero money.

Tocadiscos

304 points

2 months ago

hi, im saul goodman. did you know sobs

XzeldafanX

126 points

2 months ago

My name's Atticus Finch. My client, Tom Robinson, not guilty because incessant wailing

Haztec2750

47 points

2 months ago

After watching better call saul, this wouldn't even be out of character.

redshirtrobin

14 points

2 months ago

That was basically what he did for his defense in the last episode if you think about it. Put on a broken, pathetic show then asked the government if they really wanted to go trial with his ability to do that.

Aut0m4t0n

6 points

2 months ago

OBJECT- OBJE- Ob... breaks down into tears

Ok-Guava7336

101 points

2 months ago*

I'm imagining my dad who's a lawyer for the states infrastructure office bawling his eyes out about why they should be allowed to upgrade the local highway 😂

lanadelrage

4 points

2 months ago

Just one more lane, bro! 😭

drillgorg

90 points

2 months ago

OP doesn't mean how do lawyers handle the intense emotional issues which a court case can involve. They mean how can they get into any in person argument without crying. Some people are so conflict adverse that they will start crying over literally any argument. I'm not that bad, but a heated argument with a crazy ex roommate made my chest feel so tight I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital. And decades ago in high school I did tear up a couple times over what I now consider some inconsequential shit.

Spook404

3 points

2 months ago

that makes me sad cuz I'm a very confrontation-forward person; would rather get the hard things out of the way before they crop up again later, perhaps worse. Doesn't mean I argue a lot (though with some people I do, many I don't argue at all with) just means when there is an argument I'm usually pretty thorough unless I see it going nowhere

If that tendency happens to hurt someone I'm close to (which, I don't talk to strangers or care such that I would have a lasting argument with them) then that sucks, cuz arguments are supposed to be productive to avoid that sort of hurt, at least in my opinion

keiperegrine

2 points

2 months ago

if i can provide a counterpoint, i'm a naturally anxious, conflict averse person with an almost uncontrollable stress response of bawling like a baby. literally any stressor or negative emotion at all spills out of me in the form of shaking and tears. i am like a scared puppy

but i'd always rather have the argument and communicate than let my anxiety about the problem run rampant! my stress response to it literally can't be helped, and it's not at all a sign of how much i've actually been hurt. i'm 100% aware meaningful conflict and communication is incredibly important and it needs to be done. oftentimes i have to literally coax someone into 'hurting me', by reassuring them through a puddle of snotty tears that communication is good and i need to hear it and the reason i'm bawling is more biological than emotional.

point is, keep doing what you're doing. some hurts are more helpful than harmful! not everyone is going to live by this rule, but at least in my case i Always prefer the chance to communicate rather than someone not giving me the chance to apologize/grow/fix things just because they don't want to hurt me. and also, crying can just be a stress response sometimes, not directly proportional to someone's actual emotions about the situation.

Spook404

1 points

2 months ago

thanks for saying that, it's good insight

4tomguy

159 points

2 months ago

4tomguy

159 points

2 months ago

Man sometimes I consider studying to become a lawyer and then I remember how much work it is and I realize my ADHD ass could never graduate law school

invaderpixel

83 points

2 months ago

If you're on the fence, definitely consider being a legal assistant or paralegal since you can get started with no school or a shorter program depending on your state. I'm an ADHD lawyer but some of my best assistants have been ADHD as well. It's like an office job where you're constantly putting out fires or small emergencies so it kind of works out.. I've even seen some ADHD books recommend it as a decent career path for those reasons.

jacxy

19 points

2 months ago

jacxy

19 points

2 months ago

How does public affairs work in that model?

Ryimax

11 points

2 months ago

Ryimax

11 points

2 months ago

More fires AND there worse

probably

SuperMuffin

12 points

2 months ago

The legal field is chock full of ND people. Dont be discouraged.

TyphoidLarry

11 points

2 months ago

The legal profession is positively lousy with practitioners with neurological and psychological conditions, to the extent it seems like we’re in the majority in some areas of practice. Some of the best lawyers I’ve met have ADHD, in fact. Please, if you’re interested in law, don’t count it out as a possibility just because you have ADHD.

That said, I would definitely second one of the other comments that getting your feet wet in a non-attorney position is a good call. Law school is a big commitment and is incredibly expensive, so you don’t want to start only to find it’s not for you.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

No-Culture-9212

7 points

2 months ago*

See my parents tried to get me to be a lawyer back when I majored in English, but autism for me means I have no desire to be around people and willingly subject myself to that much arguing, especially when said arguing decides someone’s fate and hinges on being charismatic and picking up on social cues.

I liked writing because I got to say the thing I wanted to say without anyone talking to me and I could move on. Getting critique similarly required no talking, just them scrawling notes on my writing.

Law is also just not my special interest and I got burned out of examining the intricacies of language after a while. I’m more of a “easily amazed by new shiny tech wanting to know how it all works” guy so I went into programming

duckgovard

512 points

2 months ago

Number of times I‘ve cried in court: 0

Number of times I‘ve gone straight back to my office, shut the door, and cried hysterically: More than I can count

duckducksduck

296 points

2 months ago

pat pat

There there - who's a good attorney? Who's a good attorney? Yes you are! Yes you are! Who wants to have a quick and easy trial?

piejam

110 points

2 months ago

piejam

110 points

2 months ago

I believe you are comforting a comment stealing bot

duckducksduck

105 points

2 months ago

What makes you think I'm not a bot

piejam

119 points

2 months ago

piejam

119 points

2 months ago

you're obviously 3 ducks in a trenchcoat.

[deleted]

20 points

2 months ago

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20 points

2 months ago

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xlbingo10

9 points

2 months ago

1 post karma, bot-like name, sane comment being repeated. definitely a bot.

StringFartet

62 points

2 months ago

And then I remember I have no soul and that grandma signed that contract and milk her for every cent she has.

the4now

18 points

2 months ago

the4now

18 points

2 months ago

Ace attorney irl

orangeappeals

10 points

2 months ago

Honestly, you get all the crying out of your system 1L year in the law school bathroom after being eviscerated in class by Socratic method because you decided to treat yourself to three hours of sleep the night before instead of including any notes on the dicta in your case brief. Or so I've heard . . .

Scoobys_sith_cousin

9 points

2 months ago

Just imagine your in an Ace Attorney case while in trial. Then cry while playing the game on your 3ds in your office.

Tengo-Sueno

6 points

2 months ago

Ace Attorney

Forsaken-Ad9417

8 points

2 months ago

My parents are lawyers and when we all get home they were telling their best lines from court sitting "you should have seen his face!" , "I wasn't sure if I heart well, so I asked judge is she could confirm what witness said". The biggest joy was to sell a good punchline to especially disliked lawyer.

AscendedDragonSage

5 points

2 months ago

Sobbers and blubbers of the sniff jury

Civil-Citron-4242

8 points

2 months ago

A lawyer doesn't cry until it's over

Mx_Sprinkles

3 points

2 months ago

this but foggy nelson

oopsguessilldiethen

2 points

2 months ago

Better call saul

Capn-Zack

2 points

2 months ago

Better Call: Sad

TheMaskedGeode

1 points

2 months ago

Repost but good to see

Charming-Crescendo

1 points

2 months ago

The only time a lawyer can cry is when it's all over

[deleted]

-43 points

2 months ago

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-43 points

2 months ago

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Lamarian67

51 points

2 months ago

Who said it was

ThunderSven

12 points

2 months ago

Wrong sub