I’ve been thinking lately about the cult of personality, when one person is able to exert tremendous influence over a large group by sheer virtue of his or her charisma. Flattery and praise are unquestioned, and naysayers are summarily disposed of.
I’ve witnessed the cult of personality in otherwise intelligent and well-reasoned attorneys.
As a general matter, lawyers are inquisitive and intelligent. They read, study, learn and adopt practices and procedures over time, adjusting as the need to do so arises.
At least, that’s the way it is supposed to work.