Proceedings of the 1st- Annual Session of the Iowa State Bar Association

Proceedings of the 1st- Annual Session of the Iowa State Bar Association

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...the help of lawyers. According to all accounts, he got badly behind with his docket; and here was where young Absalom took advantage of him. If he had called to his aid a trained bar, if litigants had been represented by advocates who should digest their cases and contend before the king, he could have attained a better judicial success. An occasional lawyer sometimes forgets the nature of his office. It is a serious lapse. Does he represent a large client and large interests; then he owes to his client his utmost ability and industry, fearless loyalty, and unflagging zeal. But through it and above it all, he is the servant, not of his client, but of the law; an officer of the court, and one of its instrumentalities in attaining justice in accord with the law. And then there is the forensic orator, the advocate who delights to plead the cause of the poor. Fine is the spectacle of' the strong man who, in the majesty and chivalry of his higher manhood, advocates in court the cause of the defenseless and "him that hath no helper." Such an advocate was old Job in his strong days. Nor did he receive any contingent fees. This is what he says about it himself: "Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless and him that had none to help him. ' The blessing of him that was about to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. ' I was eyes to the blind: and feet was I to the lame. ' I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not, I searched out. "And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth." This was the advocacy of the days of old. And we have lawyers to-day who are able to walk this high ground. You have discussed the contingent fee. I touch the...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489659
  • 9781236489654