Originally Posted by itom 987
• Redford is a lawyer, and I personally don't trust lawyers given that lying plays a big part in that profession.
Oh yes, those human rights lawyers are renowned as a nasty lot indeed.
In fact, lawyers are subject to strictly enforced ethical obligations which include the obligation not to knowingly or purposefully mislead the court (of course this must be sometimes delicately balanced with a lawyer's obligation to advocate for their client). Also, dishonest behaviour in a lawyer's personal life will also usually lead to professional discipline, and often disbarrment. Can you say the same about your profession?
Sorry, although there are no doubt bad lawyers (one need only review the Law Society of Alberta's professional misconduct rulings to confirm this), this generalization that all lawyers are liars is just silly. Applying it to Ms. Redford in particular, when there is absolutely no evidence that she has ever done anything professionally dishonest in her long and distinuguished career as a lawyer, is even sillier.