I'm a lawyer. Once you graduate law school, you need to take the bar exam. Once you pass the bar exam ( a huge feat in NY), you have to submit evidence of good character and fitness. If you pass that ordeal, you are actually admitted. As I stood to be sworn in, my mind was focused on the fact that as a Witness I could never stand and swear an oath fo defend the constitution of the U.S. and the constitution of NY with my very life. Being a lawyer is being an instrument of the state. You are an officer of the court with obligations.
Also, woe to you scribes (lawyers) and Pharisees!
I am outraged. When I was in high school, I prepared for a court fight against my Witness father to stay in high school. Law requires factual detail and "hard questions." It completely boggles my mind. I always assumed male converts were the lawyers. Also, historically, the lawyers come to prominence and threaten the powers to be. Moyle and Covington. I don't know if Covington was disfellowshiped. My father was his drinking buddy at Bethel. He was greatly admired as a person --and drinking pal. Yet the mere rumors that he was d'f'd were enough for my father to walk right past him without acknowledging him.
Maybe the times, they are a' changing" Come Senators and Congressmen ......