Is law a helping profession? I think that depends on how the individual lawyer practices. It certainly is in the case of Nancy Schiff. Here is a post from earlier that I think makes good reading as the year comes to an end. https://guileisgood.com/2015/09/08/using-law-to-teach-about-life/
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. And please accept my wish that your holiday be a happy one and the new year prosperous and fulfilling.