America just celebrated 239 years of independence. I believe we live in the greatest country in the world. The State of Maryland is known as “America in miniature”, and we are privileged to live in such a beautiful, bountiful state. Montgomery County is one of the most well educated, affluent counties in the country. Nonetheless, we have many schools whose populations qualify for free meals and those students return to school hungry after weekends. There will always be people in need. The system of justice in the United States allows for peaceful resolution of civil and criminal matters without members of society resorting to self-help. Lawyers are the instruments that enable the public to utilize the system of justice efficiently and ethically. Accordingly, lawyers bear a tremendous amount of responsibility to be professional in interactions with the Courts, other counsel and clients.