Lately, advocacy issues are being discussed. One of them is news that identifies advocates with luxury and guarantees life with abundant wealth/money. There’s nothing wrong with luxury, there’s nothing wrong with being rich either.
It’s just that there is a concern not to let luxury / money be used as one’s goal to pursue this advocate profession so that it justifies any means for money and ends up in Tulsa jail and forgets the goals and struggles of advocates as a noble profession.
Why did Advocates call Noble Profession?
Advocates are referred to as the noble profession. This title does not come and attach itself to advocates. But against the background of a long history full of community service.
Initially, in Roman times, it was the aristocrats who appeared with his speeches and pledges defending the poor and lawless who were affected by legal problems. At that time there was no advocate, and they were called creators. These creators are nobles who have high social status but put their hearts in small people.
They defend solely because of a call of conscience and a sense of responsibility to defend the weak before the authorities. That is why the advocate profession, which was originally named the creator, is highly respected and glorified by people so it is called a noble profession.
Over time, advocates become a profession as well as a livelihood that provides legal services to justice seekers or clients by receiving legal fees or honorariums. Honorarium received does not mean an advocate of buying and selling or trading cases, but he was given an honorarium as a tribute to the legal services that he provided professionally and chromatography.
Two Types of Advocates?
There are two types of advocates: First, advocates of conscience, which are oriented to the noble values of advocacy, the office noble. Secondly, advocates aiming at making law as a commodity-making tool, commercially oriented. Both are very different between earth and sky.
According to him, advocates of conscience, even those who have worked for more than 20 years, will continue to carry out their profession by maintaining the nobility and honor of the profession. He will still give his time and energy to the poor, law blind and persecuted people.
Because from a very young age, he had committed himself to a noble obligation to defend indiscriminately, religion, descent and all that. Whereas advocates whose orientation is money will only make money and wealth the goal.
That is the difference between advocates who have since been instilled in themselves the idealism of the advocate profession compared to those who have never received proper training, did not get the opportunity to intern with a true senior advocate but immediately tried to try and practice as an advocate.
Finally, I want to say that advocates cannot become rich because Being rich is not a crime. It is legal to be rich. But we must not forget our historical task of helping to uphold justice for the people especially the small people, marginal groups and ‘the underrepresented’. From the body of advocates must echo the spirit to expose injustice, violations of human rights and corruption “.business