Does anyone remember an emphasis being given that smart brothers that were sent to Bethel were being educated at the society's expense to become lawyers and such? Does anyone know if they were required to agree to a certain number of years of legal service for them in exchange for this?
I'm also curious as to whether they used only brothers. I would imagine so based on the nature of the organization but my mother always tried to encourage me to go to Bethel and perhaps they would use me for such a task since I had ambitions to that nature. Certainly women are commonplace enough in law these days, but JWs would see defending the organization as a theocratic privilege Im sure. After all we can't even carry microphones though the only biblical prohibition was against women teaching in the congregation.