I got a call from one of the attorneys who works with me here in my Albany office. We have a client who has been in jail for over a month on a probation violation. He had just been in Court (at my request) to see the judge and is now going over to the jail to pick our client up.
For me, this is one of the most satisfying events I get to experience as a lawyer. I've gotten 5-digit fees on a few occasions and you would think that would be more satisfying, but it doesn't come close.
It even feels good when the client is guilty and you think he might belong in jail, but in today's case it feels quite a bit better because we both feel that this client does not belong in jail.