The Good Work of Lawyers
In a world where the legal profession doesn't always get much positive press, I'd like to highlight the work of one local lawyer I recently became aware of.
I got a chance to meet Lorne Welwood a few weeks ago, when my wife started practising at his law firm. Lorne is a founding partner at Abbotsford firm of Welwood Wiens Warkentin; but the interesting part about Lorne is that he also serves as the Executive Director for Hope Services, a BC Adoption Agency.
Perhaps it's just me, but the concept of a senior practitioner donating a substantial portion of his time to an adoption agency, while still managing a legal practice, is pretty amazing. It's one thing to donate time to a cause. A lot of lawyers do, in fact. But having the vision to see the legal skill set as an opportunity to expand life's calling, is extremely admirable.
It also strikes me that this a big world, and a story like this can't be that unusual. And with the hordes of legal bloggers out there; there might be other stories to tell? So, give it some thought. Do you have a story about the good work of lawyers? Consider dropping a comment on this post, or blogging about it!