At the foot of the city, looking at Toronto from the Leslie Street Spit, my view encompasses hundreds of thousands of people, if not a million or more people all at once. A big picture. It’s a stark reminder, by way of polar opposite, of how most clients see me as a lawyer and how they see the law. They don’t see the big picture. They see one person at a time. For most, their case is their entire world. One person’s case. I try to never lose sight of the big picture – notions of justice, precedent and general principles. But I also try to never lose sight of how I am seen in the lawyer and client relationship. One person at a time. One case at a time.
The big picture