A common misconception that tends to be prevalent among people that don’t have a very good understanding of the nature of how the law works is that lawyers should never become emotionally involved with their clients. People think that lawyers should always distance themselves. Otherwise, they would never be able to end up doing a good job once all has been said and is now out of the way. This is often assumed because doctors do have to distance themselves emotionally; otherwise, they would not get the chance to actively treat the sick person at this current point in time.
Lawyers are not bound by these restrictions, though. In fact, attorneys for domestic violence often need to get attached to their clients or establish some kind of relationship with them. The case they are dealing with will be quite emotionally draining, not just for the lawyer in question but also for their client. When a bond forms between the two, the results can be quite positive as the attorney would now have more of an incentive to fight for their clients as well as to make it so that no matter what happens, their client would always have the best representation that they deserve in a court of law.
When you think about it, if a lawyer is emotionally distant, they might not be able to do a very good job defending their client. They wouldn’t care what happens to the client, which is not a good situation since domestic violence victims need to be protected at any cost at the end of the day.