We despise lawyers and we are proud of them. We would prefer to do without lawyers, and we encourage them because we need them. This paradox…brings great tensions. To relax them we must recognize the necessity of operating on both ends at once: Legal services must be made both more accessible and also less necessary.
Jethro K. Lieberman, “How to Avoid Lawyers,” Verdicts on Lawyers, Mark Green & Ralph Nader, eds., 1976.