This morning: pride in being a member of the legal profession

David Remes, formerly of Covington and Burling, was on a panel at the ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility.  The panel’s topic was “Representing the Unpopular Client.” (see previous post.)

Remes has left Covington to devote himself full time to representing Guantanamo detainees.  He is not alone.  According to an article in today’s LegalTimes, there are 750 members of what is informally known as the Guantanamo Bay Bar Association.

I recommend taking a few minutes to read the article which you can find here. No matter what setting one practices in or what area of law one practices the story about Remes and the other members of the “Guanatanamo Bay Bar Association” is an important reminder of what it can and should mean to be a lawyer.