1993-07-07 - Re: “Let’s kill all the lawyers…”

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From: Fred Heutte <phred@well.sf.ca.us>
To: tcmay@netcom.com
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Message ID: <93Jul6.183147pdt.14190-3@well.sf.ca.us>
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UTC Datetime: 1993-07-07 01:32:40 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 6 Jul 93 18:32:40 PDT

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From: Fred Heutte <phred@well.sf.ca.us>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 93 18:32:40 PDT
To: tcmay@netcom.com
Subject: Re:  "Let's kill all the lawyers..."
Message-ID: <93Jul6.183147pdt.14190-3@well.sf.ca.us>
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Tim May and Phil Karn's comments remind me of my friend Mark the Lawyer
who lives in SF.  I visit him on occasion when I'm in the Bay Area and
notice that he has the proper perspective on things.  When I was there
a week ago he had a copy of the Nolo Press newspaper (including a hefty
selection of their vast catalogue of lawyer jokes).  And his refrigerator
magnet reads: "Lawyer: person retained to protect client from others of

We need lawyers, but do we need *so many*?!  I was born and grew up
in Washington, DC.  The DC Bar has over *50,000* lawyers!  Even in
our nation's capital that seems excessive.