Would you give up your $120,000 paying job for a $30,000 to help homeless and deprived people? Michael Brock did.
Michael Brock works in Drake and Sweeney, a prestigious large firm that’s located in D.C., he was one year away from being one of the partners that would more than triple his annual salary, but all that change when Mister, homeless and hungry, held him and other eight people hostage. That day change his life. Also that day, he found out his firm just evicted homeless people unlawfully.
Also that day he quit his job and decided to be a street lawyer. Also that day he stole a file from his fellow lawyer that would prove that the firm committed a wrongful action but he also committed a grand larceny. Since that day all Michael wanted was to achieve justice for the evictees and help people in need, especially the homeless and adrift.
“We got into this business because we thought the law was a higher calling. We could fight injustice and social ills, and do all sorts of greats things because we were lawyers.”
“You don’t do it for the money. You do it for your soul”
“Privileged people don’t march and protest; their world is safe and clean and governed by laws designed to keep them happy.” -This explains Michael’s life before Mister held him hostage. He was untroubled and he didn’t do anything to change the world, he was living in a luxurious life.
The major theme in The Street Lawyer is justice. Michael wants the 17 people that have been evicted by Drake and Sweeney to have justice because of Drake and Sweeney 17 people were homeless and 4 of them died. In the end, Drake and Sweeney pay reparations for what they did and Michael was also punish for committing grand larceny.
University/College: University of Chicago
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
Date: 2 October 2016
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