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.
Courage is the most important attribute of a lawyer.
[Jeremy] Bentham held no post at the mercy of bankers and tripe sellers; he was a man of independent means, a lawyer and politician and a heretic in general practice. It is impossible to imagine such a man occupying a chair at Harvard or Princeton.Hehad a hand intoomany pies; he was too rebellious and contumacious; he had too little respect for authority, either academic or worldly. Moreover, his mind was too wide for a professor; he Mencken could never remain safely in a groove; the whole field of social organization invited his inquiries and experiments.
A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.Mario Puzo
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
I am a trial lawyer…. Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit.mario cuomo
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
Five more times in the succeeding pages of his penciled petition Gideon spoke of the right to counsel. To try a poor man for a felony without giving him a lawyer, he said, was to deprive him of the due process of law.anthony lewis
“Lookit that,” he said. “A lawyer who knows how to do something useful. That’s a miracle.”orson scott card
It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single 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.theodore parker
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.
It is my province to lay down the law. Every lawyer knows that the law is the result of a great deal of learning.
We may appeal to the experience of every sensible lawyer, whether anything can be more hazardous or discouraging than the usual entrance on the study of the law.
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.
About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists of telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.
What are lawyers really? To me a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country. We're all throwing the dice, playing the game, moving our pieces around the board, but if there's a problem, the lawyer is the only person that has actually read the inside of the top of the box.jerry seinfeld
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