If you were on trial and someone you know (who is not an attorney) had to act as your legal representative, who would you want to defend you?
The first person to come to mind is my pastor, Josh. One thing he will tell you about himself is that he is a talker. He can gab all day long, about almost anything. But not only does he talk, he speaks with passion and conviction. He has a winning way with people, made up of compassion, empathy, and truthfulness. If you’re wrong, he’ll tell you, but he does so without condemnation or any hint of judgement. Which is a great quality in a preacher, but I think it would also make a great quality in a lawyer, at least one doing battle in a courtroom. Josh is also a great researcher. He digs and searches and learns as much as he can in preparation of anything he does or speaks on. Part of his day job is to know information about his company’s product and make presentations to clients. And anyone of them he comes across have always found him to be likeable and enjoyable company, which a good thing when depending on a jury. Josh is also very respectful and humble. If he brags, it’s always about someone else. This humility and honoring of others I think would come in handy with the judge. Now, hopefully, I would never be in a position of needing to be defended in court, but if I could choose a trial attorney on the basis of these qualities, I would choose Josh.