As a member of the 97th State Legislature, Lawyer-Legislator John Walsh, Speaker Pro
Tempore and an attorney at Fausone Bohn, LLP found himself on the cover
of the March issue of the Michigan Bar Journal. Along with 16 other
lawyer-legislators, Walsh was interviewed about the juxtaposition between his
experiences as an attorney and the life of a Representative in the public eye.
In the article, John states that choosing to enter into public service seemed a natural move from his core training in the legal field. John emphasizes a desire for a “more thoughtful and focused legal system,” one that could be bolstered by his thorough knowledge of our legal history and the current system in which we live.
While John supports numerous causes, he hopes to bring real change to issues that remain close to home: focusing on the state funding of Michigan courts and the defense system regarding indigent defendants. His drive to improve the operation of local, county, and state funding will help those citizens that the legal system is meant to serve.
Despite their positive contributions to society, many point to the negative public image and constant barrage of criticism that both lawyers and politicians face. John’s response? “While it may sound a bit trite,” John says, “lawyers should accentuate the positive.” His positive outlook for progress serves as a reminder of the beneficial services provided by both attorneys and politicians every day.
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