Harper Lee’s fictional lawyer Atticus Finch provides an example of ethical, culturally-aware, empathic lawyering that may inform rule of law scholars and practitioners alike. In Lee’s novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ Atticus is appointed to defend a black man falsely accused of the rape of a white girl. The crowd has pre-determined the defendant’s guilt based on the color of his skin, and Atticus stands as a lonely voice within an imperfect legal system against the tide of racism and prejudice. Atticus is personally attacked for his stance but he knows that his children are watching his conduct, has notions of justice, equality, and the substantive rule of law in mind as he works. In Myanmar’s current transformation, the voices of its lawyers have – in the main - been unusually silent. This is unfortunate, as what the country may need the most at the moment are lawyers like Atticus Finch.