Not all lawyers are evil or bad, By far the worst kind is the "Corporate Lawyer". Get rid of those and the world would be a better place.
The problem with lawyers is that they're often seen as the agents of injustice.
Our legal system has scant consideration for the costs of participating in it. Somehow the SCOTUS sees no problem in letting prosecutors or private torte lawyers force others to choose between potentially bankrupting themselves in legal fees, or simply acquiescing to their demands.
And the courts also see no shadow of "ex post facto" in a legal code that's so complex that not only do regular citizens need a lawyer to understand it, but the meaning of the law isn't even fixed until some appeals court "discovers" it.
So from that perspective, lawyers are like government-sanctioned for-hire thugs. One can only hope that if one encounters a lawyer, he's either well-disposed to you or is less-well funded.
This is not justice.