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"Lets kill all the lawyers"
Henry VI, Part II, act IV, Scene II, 73.

In Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part II Dick the Butcher says "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." Dick the Butcher was a follower of the rebel Jack Cade, who thought that if he disturbed law and order, he could become king. Shakespeare meant it as a compliment to attorneys and judges who instill justice in society.

The fundamental premise of the Johnson Law Group is to ethically and diligently provide competent legal services to our client to whom we owe the utmost of fealty. The practice of the law is a "Learned Profession." Notwithstanding that the term "profession" in modern parlance is applied to any activity that requires special expertise, there is historical difference between a profession and a "Learned Profession." A Learned Profession is a vocation that requires advanced learning and high principles.

Historically there were three Learned Professions, the clergy, medicine and law, each of which is characterized by the element of a confidential relationship. Confidentiality underlies the legal privilege that exists between the lawyer and the client and has its origins in 16th century England. Although the practice of the law is a commercial enterprise, and the lawyer, as in any other vocation, is entitled to reasonable compensation for services, for so long as the lawyer represents the client, his or her duty to the legitimate goals of the client supersedes profit. The affairs of the client are limited to the client and those authorized by the client. Confidentiality is a cornerstone of a lawyer's duty to the client as well as the relationship between the client and the legal system and its underlying purpose of equal justice for all. In a civilized society, justice for all governs commercial enterprise.