1) By referring to Perry Mason, we tend to date ourselves, don't we ;
2) Can you think of any example where Perry Mason actually argued any law ?
3) Excellent advice to new lawyers, although I would expand it a bit and recommend that everyone who has any desire to comment on courts and the law should go through the same exercise;
4) I started first as a photographer (including as a wedding photographer) and then became a lawyer later. While I tend to cringe when I see some of the wedding work being done now, I have no desire to go back!