Northwestern University Law Review Volume 12

Northwestern University Law Review Volume 12

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...boards. No oliicial forms were prescribed for such afiidavits. The employment came to me unsolicited; I had no reason to doubt the good faith of my client; and it seemed to me that the construction of the rather long and involved regulations, the drawing of the necessary distinctions between matters of original jurisdiction and matters of appellate jurisdiction, and the drafting of aflfidavits which should set forth facts and not conclusions, were tasks for a lawyer rather than for a layman. I therefore accepted the employment and performed the service. Furthermore, since my client is able and (presumably) willing to pay, I expect in due course to send him a bill for a reasonable fee. In view of the recent utterance of another bar association on this subject,2 I wish to know whether in the opinion of your committee, --(a) I have acted unprofessionally in rendering the service; (b) It will be unprofessional to make a reasonable charge for the service. Answer: In the opinion of the committee the questions should be answered in the negative. In reaching this conclusion the committee has been governed by the following considerations: It is the duty of every citizen to obey the law, and in this hour of the nation's crisis the duty is made more immediate and more upon every citizen to do his full share in uniting the nation in one supreme and effective sacrifice. In answering this call the lawyer has his duty to perform. Primarily he should assist in the enforcement of the law, and give without stint his services to that task. The exemption rules in the selective draft are part of the law. They are in the law not for any individual's private good, but for the good of the nation. Like the provisions for conscription, they are to more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 699g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768566
  • 9781236768568