Book Review: The Street Lawyer by John Grisham…

The Street Lawyer Title: The Street Lawyer

Author: John Grisham

My Rating : 7/10

The Street Lawyer is about The big bucks these lawyers make in the big firms… Who no longer care for the poor and unprotected as they did when they were in law school…

The story starts with a lawyer(Michael Brock) that is suffering as a hostage in the law firm that causes him to start to recollect himself about his life and career… During the critical situation, the lawyers were being questioned about their annual salary, taxes and the most important is the charity work… There were being held by a homeless man that concerned whether the lawyers had contributed any amount to the charity fund…

Since then, he started to dig the information of the homeless man and also the life of the homeless people… There was once, he participates in preparing peanut butter sandwiches and peeling potatoes when he works in the soup kitchen as the soup is to be distributed to the homeless people during the snowing time… He gained some satisfaction even just doing some kitchen work…

As the days passed by, he started to feel that his current job is not what he really wants… He quits his high salary job and rather works as a street lawyer… His clients are no longer rich people that willing to pay for luxurious dinner and first-class flight… Instead, his clients are homeless people that talks about their past stories, how they end up in a homeless situation, and how they really need a legal advice since they are too poor to hire one…

The lawyer found himself as a person when he works as a street lawyer… He started to think from the homeless persons’ point of view…

Overall I think that this is a great book that teaches us about the homeless and survival on the streets…

Happy Reading!!! :)