The Hubbard Course on Legal Ethics Volume 1-30

The Hubbard Course on Legal Ethics Volume 1-30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...of your case' to the Court. But what is the measure of your duty to the Court when out of Court? When you have been beaten in a case and feel disappointed and sore, remember one or two things. The judge who decided your case decided it according to his convictions. I am not excepting any judges that I know. The powers of a judge to pass judgment are enormous. His signature to a death warrant determines the convict's right to live. His signature to a judgment makes a client a rich man or a pauper. No human being can assume that power without feeling the great responsibility which goes with it. And no man who is half a man, with that power and that responsibility, will be consciously influenced by any other motive than a desire to do right. I care not what has been a man's previous life, when that responsibility is given to him righteous judgment is coerced from him. When a judge goes upon the Bench he has no divine inspiration. His mental ability is the same as when before he was practicing law. He is human, and is subject to the same unconscious influence of his education and his surroundings as before. Those influences may unconsciously warp his judgment and influence his decisions. To what extent depends upon his breadth of mind. But my assertion is unequivocal that no judge of a court of record with that power and responsibility is consciously influenced to a partial judgment. I do not say that this assertion has not a single exception. It is so nearly universal, however, that we may assume the fact. With this premise, then, I say that if you yourself are an honest lawyer, you will not when beaten impute improper motives to the judge. You may criticise his law--his reasoning--his conclusions. You will not criticise...
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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934296
  • 9781236934291