'Second, to be a great lawyer you really need to have absolutely no intelligence, moral compass or social conscience. The only thing that matters is how strong an argument you can make'
Almost right there FozzyBear, you need intelligence to be a lawyer. There are exams to pass and there is a lot of competition.
Intelligence - Yes
Moral Compass - No
Social Conscience - No
Making a strong argument (story telling) - Yes
Having had the misfortune to be in the dock and on the Jury I can't emphasise the STORY TELLING (sorry for going all bombastic bob there on y'all) enough.
That's how they make their money, they create narratives.
I've also had the misfortune to have to speak in coroner's court which although upsetting was a non-adversarial setting which to me seemed much better designed to getting at the truth.
Adversarial courts are about the best storytellers/liars/lawyers, not the truth IMHO.