By nature of their very job, lawyers are required to be able to place themselves in someone else's shoes in order to effectively convince the court of their client's innocence and integrity. Given the nature of our justice system, and human beings in general, this can look a lot of different ways.
In some cases, lawyers are taking on the mantel of the underdog, tirelessly advocating for justice for the victim of a violent crime, or a falsely accused innocent.
But in other cases, a lawyer is put on a case where they have to represent someone who they ideologically disagree with, someone who is undoubtedly guilty and often without remorse. In these situations, it could be a really difficult to keep your head down and do your job, especially if it feels like a detriment to the safety of society at large.
In a recent Reddit thread, lawyers shared stories from the times they realized their client was an absolute monster, and how they dealt with that accordingly.