But lawyers help people too. Granted, unlike engineers, we construct no bridges. Unlike doctors, we mend no bones. Unlike architects, we design no buildings. Unlike artists, we paint no portraits. There is little that we do that the human hand can touch. But- if we are doing our jobs properly- we take on other people's burdens, we relieve stress, we pursue Justice. We enable mankind to live a more peaceful and just life. We take the veneer of civilization and make it a little thicker.
-Morgan & Rotunda, Professional Responsibility, 10th ed.
I don't know if I agree. Sometimes I think I'd rather be building bridges