“Every lawyer gets at least one case in his lifetime that affects him personally. This one’s mine, I guess.”
– Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 9. Atticus Finch to daughter Scout, on the importance of him taking on the defense of black man Tom Robinson and showing moral courage. With his strong sense of justice and fair play, Atticus believes that every person has the right to proper representation in a court of law. He knows he cannot win, but it is important to him personally to show his children the right way to act and the right way to treat other people.