I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but lawyers have a bit of an obsession with sounding professional. We use words that other people don’t use. We develop arguments in a clinical and structured way. We have a form and style to our writing and speaking that other people simply don’t.
The question of the day is: what is the virtue in sounding professional?
Does it provide our clients with confidence in our abilities? Or does it alienate us from the real world, and make us seem cold and aloof?