Lawyer's Code of Ethics; A Satire

Lawyer's Code of Ethics; A Satire

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...a client going to or coming away from another lawyer's office, it is a duty you owe to yourself and the public to call him aside into an alley or hallway, and inquire as to his business. Do not hesitate to tell him you can attend to his legal matters equally as well, and much cheaper than the attorney he has selected. While the other lawyer will be as " mad as a hatter' at what he will call your otficiousness, the client will feel grateful to you, as lawyers always charge too much, and you owe it to society at large to beat down fees and bring the services of the legal fraternity within the reach of the most impoverished. Make it a point to abuse every other member of the bar at every opportunity. Do more, make opportunities. Being one of them, you know all their vulnerable points, and can make friends with litigants by talking about the weaknesses of brother advocates. Of course you have no weak points. Follow to the letter the rules laid down in this code, and you are all right. You are the one altogether lovely, and the one in whom there is neither guile or gall..By doing this you may lose the good opinion and friendship 'of other lawyers, but you make the fee and secure the clients, and your conscience is clear. You have done your duty. If you have sinned, it is not a sin of omission. 7. If you are short on books and long on cheek, borrow from a lawyer who has a large library. When you are through with the books, do not return them but place them among your own. He has so many that he will not miss a few hundred or so. You might as well have them as some one else. Paste your own name over his, and should he ask you for them, deny that you ever borrowed them. When an agent for a law-book publishing house...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805534
  • 9781236805539