I have a license to practice pharmacy. When I wanted to do something more with it I enrolled in a Master of Public Health program. But the Dean of the school said it would be 2 years of classes and a third year internship. So I though if I was going to school for 3 years I might as well get a law degree. I was drawn to the prosecutors office because the second baseman on our softball team was a prosecutor and I was drawn to the stories he would tell and the difference he was making in peoples lives. I stayed with the prosecutors office for 8 years and have been on my own ever since. I would argue that even as a defense attorney I still make a difference in peoples lives. It’s amazing how one poor decision made in just a 15 minute span can have implications for the rest of that persons life. I can’t change what that person did, but I can try to mitigate the damage to that persons reputation and livelihood.