On several occasions I've tried explaining to my young children what exactly I do for a living. The legal profession can be difficult for a child to understand, so I started telling them, "I help people understand the rules”. Simply stated, that is all I do.
When a client comes to me for help, it is usually because they don’t know how to solve their own problem. I explain the rules, regulations or laws and help them on their way, sometimes with my continued hand holding and sometimes without.
I take great pride in my ability to help people understand the laws (a.k.a. "rules") which we are all required to live by.