About 20% of lawyers have a lawyer parent. Australian Chief Justice Sir Owen Dixon had a lawyer father. They would discuss cases in the evenings, Dixon bending to talk earnestly into the better ear of his nearly deaf parent. John ("Rumpole") Mortimer’s blind barrister father became the focus of the son’s celebrated stage and TV play 'Voyage Around My Father'. In the play, the father tells the son, who wished to be a writer; "You’d be better off in the law ... You’ll have plenty of spare time! My first five years in Chambers, I did nothing but The Times crossword puzzle ... No brilliance is needed in the law. Nothing but common sense, and relatively clean finger nails".
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