But we know we have a broader mission as well.
Our unique skills and training as lawyers should be used not only to advance our own purposes, or even the purposes of our clients, but also to contribute to the greater good of the larger society.
That sentiment has been written 10,000 times since Cicero successfully argued it before a Roman court 2,000 years ago, and it has been lived dramatically by people like many of you.
Let me conclude with one final, fundamental observation.
Am I wrong?
At the moment isn't America a bit confused, concerned and searching for something more and better?
Despite all the wealth and grandness that is so apparent at the upper levels of our population, insinuating itself into our nation's consciousness is a feeling that something's missing.
It was described cogently I think in a nice line in a memorable song that was a commentary on our culture, in the movie The Graduate. "Where have you gone Joe Di Maggio, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you?"
"What's that you say Mrs. Robinson? Joltin' Joe has died and gone away."
No more Joe Di Maggio. They killed Jack Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Then another Kennedy.