Lawyer Quotes

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Edmund Burke
“It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do.”
Edmund Burke, Speech on Conciliation with America

Harper Lee
“Jen and I were accustomed to our father's last-will-and-testament diction, and were at times free to interrupt Atticus for a translation when it was beyond our understanding.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

H.L. Mencken
“Lawyer: one who protects us against robbery by taking away the temptation.”
H. L. Mencken

Roberto Bolaño
“I’m seventeen years old, my name is Juan García Madero, and I’m in my first semester of law school. I wanted to study literature, not law, but my uncle insisted, and in the end I gave in. I’m an orphan, and someday I’ll be a lawyer. That’s what I told my aunt and uncle, and then I shut myself in my room and cried all night.”
Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives

Penelope Marzec
“That made love—not grace—the magic ingredient. Then a
new thought hit her. Perhaps love was grace. A shiver went
up her spine. What did that make anger? The antithesis of
grace?”
Penelope Marzec, A Rush of Light

Mallika Nawal
“A good lawyer, just like a good poker player, must always keep his cards close to his chest.”
Mallika Nawal, I'm a Woman & I'm on SALE

Daniel Amory
“I remember when I was twenty-five,” he said. “No client comes to you when you’re twenty-five. It’s like when you are looking for a doctor. You don’t want the new one that just graduated. You don’t want the very old one, the one shaking, the one twenty years past his prime. You want the seasoned one who has done it so many times he can do it in his sleep though. Same thing with attorneys.”
Daniel Amory, Minor Snobs

Howard Tayler
“Is it really 'pro bono' if a lawyer takes your case in exchange for explosives?
-Captain Hartung”
Howard Tayler, Emperor Pius Dei

Reece Hirsch
“During the years of struggling to make partner, he had sometimes entertained the comical notion that making partner would imbue him with new powers, like a budding superhero who had been bitten by a radioactive spider. It appeared that any superpowers he had gained did not include the ability to pick up women in bars.”
Reece Hirsch, The Insider

“The facts were strongly behind his client. But the legal battle could be drawn out for months; no one stood to gain except the lawyers. Ghandi was not interested in making a profit out of legal briefs and empty arguments. He was determined to serve the best interests of both sides. Dada Abdulla and his opponent were blood relations, and every day the case dragged on only drove in deeper the wedge that was splitting their family in two. With much talking Ghandi persuaded both sides to submit to arbitration and settle out of court. Even more talking was necessary to get Dada Abdulla to agree on terms which would not bankrupt the loser, but in the end both sides were satisfied. Ghandi was ecstatic. "I had learnt," he exclaimed, "the true practice of law. I had learnt to find out the better side of human nature and to enter men's hearts. I realized that the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties riven asunder.”
Ghandi Palanithurai

“The sun don't shine on the same dog's tail all the time; either the sun moves or the dog moves!”
Murray M. Silver

Natalya Vorobyova
“I cross-examined him and he double-crossed me but that's fine; I'll prosecute him one day and he'll be sentenced to life without parole…with me.”
Natalya Vorobyova, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

Daniel Amory
“You know, sometimes I think this is just not it,” he said, his glasses flashing from the early night’s light.
He turned toward me in a thoughtful pause.
“You know what I mean, Tom?” he asked. “It’s just not.”
Daniel Amory, Minor Snobs

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A court case is usually a competition to prove the innocence of the innocent … or the guilty.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mary Stanton
“Forget the garden rake. Remember that time you dived over the desk at that guy in moot court? Had him by the throat in two seconds flat, that's what I heard."
"You heard wrong."
"And they suspended you for how long?" Antonia innocently asked.
"A day. And I apologized. Actually I crawled like a slug and ate dirt," Bree said ruefully. "But that was years ago, and have I pulled a stunt like that again? No, I have not.”
Mary Stanton, Defending Angels

Steven Magee
“I followed up on why the lawyers were not interested in my case and found that few workers compensation claims for occupational disease are ever successful. Of the ones that do make it to a win, it has generally been handled by a workers compensation lawyer regarding a well established disease in case law.”
Steven Magee

Natalya Vorobyova
“He aimed at the lawyer's heart but missed it. It was a mistrial.”
Natalya Vorobyova, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

“He was a man with a vision- and an extraordinary vision it was..”
SONIA SAHIJWANI, YOURS LEGALLY: a collection of short stories

Robert  Black
“You are not a true lawyer, until you win a jury trial.”
Robert Black

Elizabeth Gilbert
“I would neither defend myself from him, nor would I fight him. For the longest time, against the counsel of all who cared about me, I resisted even consulting a lawyer, because I considered even that to be an act of war. I wanted to be all Gandhi about this. I wanted to be all Nelson Mandela about this. Not realizing at the time that both Gandhi and Mandela were lawyers.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Steven Magee
“I found myself alone having to navigate through a legal system that required the guidance of a lawyer to be successful, a legal system that was set up from the outset to deny your genuine claim of occupational disease.”
Steven Magee

Natalya Vorobyova
“When I pass the bar, you'll be barred from bars but put behind them.”
Natalya Vorobyova, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

Steven Magee
“My lawyer informed me after my disability hearing that she believed she had won my case because it was so strong.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Based on what I saw in my disability hearing, my lawyer won my case. It was very surprising to receive the disability denial letter several months later.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“My disability lawyer warned me prior to the hearing that one of the worst judges had been assigned to my case.”
Steven Magee

Jane Rule
“She was learning to treat laws as most people treat poems, making them mean whatever she wanted them to without reference to the author’s intention or achievement.”
Jane Rule, Desert of the Heart
tags: law, lawyer

Steven Magee
“Disability and Workers Compensation pits a very sick person against a lawyer. Can you guess who most frequently loses?”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Of course you can pull every dirty lawyer trick to deny my Disability and Workers Compensation benefits...but there will be payback for you at a later time.”
Steven Magee

Marc Grossberg
“He was also working the phone at the bar association’s free legal line. It was win-win. Poor folks have some of the same questions rich folks do. The more situations he had to contemplate, the better prepared he would be for whatever was coming. Besides, he began to understand that sometimes the best thing lawyers can do for people is to let them know they aren’t alone when faced with navigating the slippery slopes of the legal system. Even a rocket scientist couldn’t do it alone.”
Marc Grossberg, The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors

“My workday begins at eight-thirty a.m.
Turn on computer, get coffee, log on to JEMS.
Read my emails, and respond to some.
Turn on the radio, and begin to hum…
…to the Captain on Ocean 89
Any type of music soothes this my mind.
By 9am the Magistrates begin to come
Wor. Wolffe, Warner, Tokunbo, Chin and Anderson…
…ready to give fairness, decisions, reasons and some.
I then go thru my spreadsheet of outstanding Appeals
My job to prepare them is quite a big deal.
Appeals are then sent to Chief Justice Kawaley.
Each case is met with consideration and commentary.
By 10am I attend to Plea Court
New cases range from speeders, DUI’s and all sorts…
Defendants are called by name, charges read out and defined
“Not guilty” or “guilty”…”just give me my fine”…
…then 10 minutes later Bernews reports cases online.
Never 2 days the same, in the lower Courts.
I don’t complain, I enjoy it, I’m there to support.
16 years in total in this line of work…
I love my job as a Magistrates’ Court Clerk!! ❤️”
Nicole Hassell

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