Saturday, 18 July 2009

Hard legal jobs

I read the NZ Herald article about Jonathan Moses, who has just returned from prosecuting in Rwanda. For every lawyer who is made the subject of derision there are also those who take on often poorly paid jobs where you can achieve some real standing and recognition. The trauma of just reading the description of the massacres, let alone listening to the evidence, would shake the strongest will. I have tremendous respect for him and his courage and selflessness in taking on this role. He is the role model for lawyers rather than the slick commercial lawyers who take pride in their latest IPO or deal. Kia kaha! He deserves a comfortable slot somewhere in New Zealand-I hope he is on someones list!

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