I want to extend congratulations to my colleagues Andreas and Roxana for doing something that is truly inspiring to me. They have taken a case on a contingency fee basis, which means, no retainer upfront - despite get the money upfront being the cardinal rule of being in business for yourself as a lawyer. Instead, they will be in it for the long haul, and will spend many hours of unpaid work on this file before ever seeing a dime.
Why are they doing this? Because they see a gross injustice. The plaintiff happens to be poor, or has no available capital (this is common when an injustice has destroyed your life or livelihood).
The New York Times recently published an article about another inspiring lawyer, who took on a major corporation, and apparently won:
This is why many of us became lawyers, to challenge injustice, and bluntly encourage our society to be a little more fair and equitable in the process. It's not often easy though to walk the talk.
Congratulations to my colleagues for doing just that.