There is a distinct lack of commitment by attorneys to representing clients who need legal services and to contributing to the fair, competent, and responsible administration of justice. Too many persons become lawyers for basically selfish reasons that inhibit their serving the public good. Further, although courts are a public institution paid for by all the taxpayers, they are not equally available to all. The power and protections of the court are denied those citizens who have neither the money nor the power to make the legal system respond to their needs. As an extension of this moral failure, the legal system fails to give equal protection to children, the mentally-ill, the elderly, prisoners, and other disadvantaged persons. Also, laws should provide compensation for persons notably vulnerable to their abusers because of physical weakness, being unarmed while the offender is armed, being under the legal control of the abuser, and being mentally disadvantaged. Sentencing does not reflect the consequences of various offenses and is unequally applied according to the socioeconomic status of the offender. Finally, inadequate attention is given to crime victims, most of whom are poor and suffer serious injury, permanent disability, and monetary losses. Few can afford necessary medical treatment and loss of wages. Adequate victim compensation and reparation are imperative in any system of justice. Ten references and a favorable commentary on the essay are provided.