Though we are loath to continue pointing out the myriad ways in which the practice of law has become a degrading wallow in the depths of human desperation, we will simply note—for those of you keeping score in your law-school-graduation-present moleskines—that, thanks to a handy new website that allows you to order up a lawyer at any time of day or night, the legal profession has, at long last, become just as respectable as the fast food profession:

"If I want a pizza, I can get a pizza in 15 minutes," he says. "I can get a plumber in the middle of the night. Why can't I get a lawyer?"

Hear, hear! Perhaps lawyers can get themselves some pushcarts and set up shop on busy New York street corners, doling out legal advice to busy Midtown professionals at lunch time? You have to work your way up, here in America.

[NYT. Photo of law school graduate at work via Shutterstock]