@Logicfest -- still, representing people in divorces and such is important work. Not all doctors get to work on the cure for cancer and not all lawyers get to help courts interpret the Bill of Rights. Still, the day-to-day guys are necessary to help people find justice. There's nothing wrong with that.
Besides, some of the more "routine" cases can result in constitutional questions that must be considered by higher courts. When a lawyer hits one of those, it's off to the races.