My firm demanded justice for individuals and small companies by taking small consumer cases that did not interest other lawyers. A lawyer has to take a large numbers of small cases just to breakeven. Nevertheless, my case load doesn't make a dent in the problem. For each client I take, many more want to hire me and many more cannot find another lawyer with the same price range and experience. Despite that, I did help over a thousand people per year by merely picking up the phone and providing 5-10 minute consultations. However, now, bigger issues require bigger solutions.
July 4th, I will turn away from the law and move toward politics and policy. No, I will not run for office, because I just don't have the temperament or personality. However, people can do so much without holding office, and I intend to do that in whatever capacity my personality and abilities allow.
In the meantime, I will still accept calls from people who want to ask questions or want me to shoot off a letter or settle a case without going to court. Although the everyday practice of the law no longer interests me, from time to time I will step into court until I get tired of spending my money on bar dues and continuing legal education classes.