Friday, November 16, 2012

Law: The Newest world wonder

This is a guest post by Terri Huggins 

The eight wonders of the world. I’m sure you’ve heard of them before. They include the Great Pyramid of Giza, the statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. If you’re lucky you’ve probably visited some of them. There are also many other “unofficial” world wonders worth seeing. Depending on who you ask, some might site The Golden Gate Bridge in California, the Empire State Building in New York or the Grand Canyon in Arizona. All of those are great. But if you ask me, I think a few professions should be added to the list; especially attorneys at law.

Think about it. Attorneys hold a lot of power. They have the power to win lots of money for people or lose a ton of money for people. Their defense can get clients thrown in jail or ruin the reputation of a company. They have the power to make a room full of people believe anything they want them too. Most importantly they can change lives for the better or worse. Unfortunately, in one particular case it may have been for the worst.

See, attorneys know how much power they have so there can be a major problem if it falls into the wrongs hands. That’s what happened in the Chevron Ecuador judgment in Canada. (The case is so crazy that some may start calling this a wonder of the world.) Apparently, attorneys used a documentary to prove Chevron endangered the environment only to find out that they plaintiff’s attorneys used fraud to make the video. Now the judgment is up in the air. Now, if that isn’t considered a wonder, I don’t know what is.
This post was sponsored by Chevron

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