Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What a Lawyer Looks Like


Did you hear about Delta Airlines and the doctor that was on board?


Real quick --- the plane was  in flight when a passenger needed medical assistance.  A black woman doctor tries to assist but was halted by flight attendant and blocked access to the passenger in need because: we are looking for a physician, please sit down. This is no time for questions, we need a doctor.

Yeah. So.  After the black woman doctor repeatedly said: I AM a doctor, the flight attendant then asks her for ID.  Cuz, you know, that's what you do in a medical emergency.  

Anyways, read the whole story here 

This lead to the twitter hashtag #whatadoctorlookslike.

In light of this, here is my take of #whatalawyerlookslike.

Because just last week, again I was asked for ID and asked incredulously, "You're a lawyer!?!"

I didn't tweet about it, or make a facebook post about it or anything cuz ... hasta cuando?  I mean really, how many times do I gotta write about it?  I'm jaded.  I'm tired.

I told Vic about it and he says he can be standing in court in a suit, holding his briefcase and he'll be referred to as the defendant: "Mr. Rodriguez?"  and he has to say repeatedly:  NO I'm his ATTORNEY."

For so long I kept thinking of changing my LinkedIn profile picture.  But why?  I'm not changing it.  Get used to it.  That's #whatalawyerlookslike cuz that's what I look like!