The most sought after clients in this area would be municipal governments and school districts of which there are many and the all have the ultiimate virtue. The ability to pay. The Village of Clayton is being dinged for spending over $60K with a law firm to resolve issues with the T.I. Inn.
The editorial this morning is but the tip of an iceberg of spending that gets little scrutiny, including from local officials who rely on outside, houtly rate help from the legal cartel.
Since they write the laws and advise the lawmakers, and like doctors few question their decisions, lawyers do very well every day.
In the context of somewhat simple and unsophisticated local governments, lawyers have Rasputin-like holds over those charged with spending public money.