Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsSPEAKER 1: Money.

Skip to 0 minutes and 13 secondsSPEAKER 2: Or cases.

Skip to 0 minutes and 14 secondsSPEAKER 3: Well-educated.

Skip to 0 minutes and 17 secondsLikely to have a number of degrees under their belt. Likely to earn quite a considerable amount in money during their career.

Skip to 0 minutes and 26 secondsSPEAKER 4: I think for me it means high case load. So constantly busy. In and out of court. Always having to solve an issue, a case.

Skip to 0 minutes and 40 secondsSPEAKER 5: Suit. Successful.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 secondsSPEAKER 6: Defending the innocent.

Skip to 0 minutes and 47 secondsSPEAKER 7: Challenging. Prestige.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 secondsSPEAKER 8: Court.

Skip to 0 minutes and 52 secondsSPEAKER 9: Court, Judges. Things like that yeah.

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 secondsSPEAKER 10: Rightness maybe.

Skip to 0 minutes and 56 secondsSPEAKER 11: Breaking the law.

Skip to 0 minutes and 58 secondsSPEAKER 12: I would say a trial basically.

Skip to 1 minute and 2 secondsSPEAKER 13: Someone who defends and prosecutes. It could be anything. Contract, tort, anything.

Skip to 1 minute and 8 secondsSPEAKER 14: Hard-working. But yeah, generally quite intelligent.

Skip to 1 minute and 18 secondsSPEAKER 15: So the justice system I suppose.

Skip to 1 minute and 20 secondsSPEAKER 16: Lawyer? Trouble.

Skip to 1 minute and 22 secondsSPEAKER 15: Well, I think it's sort of complicated really. I think there is a lot of people don't really understand about the legal system, which probably it's because it's incredibly complicated. But also I don't think it's sort of made quite well-known enough exactly what lawyers do.

Skip to 1 minute and 38 secondsSPEAKER 17: [INAUDIBLE]

Skip to 1 minute and 42 secondsSPEAKER 18: To be honest with you, I don't know.

Skip to 1 minute and 45 secondsSPEAKER 19: (LAUGHING) Why am I laughing? It's not really funny.

Skip to 1 minute and 48 secondsSPEAKER 20: Rich.

Skip to 1 minute and 48 secondsSPEAKER 21: Rich?

Skip to 1 minute and 49 secondsSPEAKER 19: Yes, Rich.

Skip to 1 minute and 49 secondsSPEAKER 21: Yes.

Skip to 1 minute and 51 secondsSPEAKER 22: Contracts. Criminals. Law.

Skip to 1 minute and 55 secondsSPEAKER 19: Smart, maybe.

Skip to 1 minute and 56 secondsSPEAKER 20: Yeah.

Skip to 1 minute and 58 secondsSPEAKER 19: A bit snobby I guess. I don't know. Maybe I'm going far left.

Skip to 2 minutes and 3 secondsSPEAKER 16: Financial issues or expensive. What else? I think that's it.

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