When I was about nine, a girl I had a crush on was being bothered by a gaggle of mean girls on the playground. I bravely strode up to them and told them to bug off, because I was the girl's lawyer. I'm not sure what I was thinking. We would sue them? Press charges on the pickleball court? As I remember it, the girl wasn't terribly flattered by this deranged nerd with no concept of actual legal authority.
Perfect preface to yet another "reputationdefender" story, this time featuring Cheri Yecke. Yecke plays the role of the embattled elementary schooler, and reputationdefender plays Don Quixote in short pants.