the roster had a set number ... I can't remember the number, but we'll call it 40... and if you were number 41 after tryouts, you were cut.
I have read that many criminal defense lawyers specifically do NOT even want to know if their client is guilty or not guilty, because if their client confesses to them then they have ethical considerations to consider.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
As I said before, lawyers have really crappy reputations. Sometimes this is deserved, for a variety of reasons. But the irony is that we're actually universally held to higher ethical standards than pretty much everyone else (and for good reasons). I had to go through almost a year-long process of background checks just to get admitted to the California bar. They interviewed friends, family, former employers, former landlords, etc, to figure out whether or not I was a stand up guy. I would imagine the situation is the same in most if not all states. What I had to deal with was probably less stringent and invasive than what I imagine prospective FBI/CIA agents have to deal with, but it's not far off.