Ginsburg Counsels Attys: Be Plumbers Or Change Agents

Law360, Washington (July 24, 2017, 8:23 PM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg encouraged aspiring lawyers Monday in Washington, D.C., to not just work as “plumbers” with a particular skill set, but instead to become the “true professionals” who apply their expertise to advocacy work.

Justice Ginsburg was addressing a Washington Council of Lawyers event at George Washington University on pro bono and public interest law in wide-ranging remarks that touched on her experience, her own advocacy work and the dissents and Supreme Court work that have made the high court’s longest-serving liberal a feminist icon. When it comes to the kinds of attorneys the law students...

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