The acme of judicial distinction means the ability to look a lawyer straight in the eyes for two hours and not hear a damned word he says.
This privileged position (lawyer) obliges you to remember that most of the population cannot afford your services or fees. As a consequence they are denied access to justice. It therefore behoves the legal profession to consider practical ways of alleviating this unacceptable state of affairs.ratu joni madraiwiwi
All my house, But now, steamed like a bath with her thick breath. A lawyer could not have been heard; nor scarce Another woman, such a hail of words She has let fall.Ben Jonson
When I was a young lawyer, working women wore hats. It was the only way they would take you seriously.bella abzug
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.robert frost
It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a thing, his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business. I should not like to be merely a great doctor, a great lawyer, a great minister, a great politician I should like to be also something of a man.
A lawyer has no business with the justice or injustice of the cause which he undertakes, unless his client asks his opinion, and then he is bound to give it honestly. The justice or unjustice of the cause is to be decided by the judge. 444
Courage is the most important attribute of a lawyer.
I am no less confident, that no learned lawyer will affirm that an impeachment can lie against the King, they all going in his name: and one of their maxims is, that the King can do no wrong.
As a lawyer I am before and above all things for the supremacy of law.coleridge, john, 1st baron coleridge
Who calls a lawyer rogue, may find, too lateUpon one of these depends his whole estate.George Crabbe
From your confessor, lawyer and physician,Hide not your case on no condition.john harington
The cliché organizes life; it expropriates people's identity; it becomes ruler, defense lawyer, judge, and the law.václav havel
Harriet Miers is totally qualified for the Supreme Court of the United States. Her legal background, her absolute leadership in the legal field when she was a practicing lawyer are unqualified.kay bailey hutchison
He wanted to be a lawyer, couldn't afford it, so he started dealing to go to college - good intention.john leguizamo
A person is not a democrat thanks to his ignorance of literature and the arts, nor an elitist because he or she has cultivated them. The possession of knowledge makes for unjust power over others only if used for that very purpose: a physician or lawyer or clergyman can exploit or humiliate others, or he can be a humanitarian and a benefactor. In any case, it is absurd to conjure up behind anybody who exploits his educated status the existence of an "elite" scheming to oppress the rest of us.jacques barzun
The office of the lawyer, however poorly filled, is too delicate, personal and confidential to be occupied by a corporation.robert h. jackson
A librarian is not a legal process. There is not librarian in the country unless she or he is a lawyer who is in the position to determine what he or she is looking at is indeed child pornography.judith krug
...the treasure discovered in a temple in southern India. Nobody knew for certain what was hidden beneath the ancient Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple... But a lawyer named Ananda Padmanabhan had a hunch. According to legend , treasure was sealed in the temple vaults .
I once before had occasion to refer to the opinion of a most eminent Judge, who was a great Crown lawyer, upon the subject, I mean Lord Hale; who even in his time lamented the too great strictness which had been required in indictments, and which had grown to be a blemish and inconvenience in the law; and observed that more offenders escaped by the over easy ear given to exceptions in indictments than by their own innocence.
The Judge has not organs to know and to deal with the text of the foreign law, and therefore requires the assistance of a foreign lawyer who knows how to interpret it.
I believe that an experienced lawyer may be, as it were, instinctively right without at the moment being able to give a good reason for his opinion.
A common and not necessarily apocryphal example portrays a solo practitioner starved for business in a small town. A second lawyer then arrives, and they both prosper.
Through all the Employments of Life Each Neighbour abuses his Brother; Whore and Rogue they call Husband and Wife: All Professions be-rogue one another: The Priest calls the lawyer a Cheat, The lawyer be-knaves the Divine: And the Statesman, because he's so great, Thinks his Trade as honest as mine.john gay
I here give my opinion as a Common lawyer; not presuming to say what the Court of Chancery would do upon the same question.