Proceedings of the Annual Convention, California Bar Association Volume 6, PT. 1915

Proceedings of the Annual Convention, California Bar Association Volume 6, PT. 1915

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Mr. Toastmaster, ladies and gentlemen: I, too, shall be brief. I suppose you want to get out and see the Exposition, and that will speak to you far more eloquently than anything I could say will do. I regret more than you do that our President, Mr. Moore, is not here today, in this place. But he was prevented by one of his other duties. It is his regret, and I wish to express it for him here to you. I feel not altogether strange in a company of lawyers, for, as Judge Melvin has said, I am a member of the profession. My knowledge of the law, however, is verymuch like that of a young man who was going to study law, and went one afternoon to a law office, where he was going to start in to get his training, and that evening some one asked him how he liked the law. He said he didn't like it; he was sorry he had learned it. (Laughter.) What I am here for is to express to you the esteem and appreciation that the management of the Exposition feels to you gentlemen of the legal profession. Those sentiments are so strong that they are able to stand alone and walk to you themselves. So it makes very little difference what the vehicle is that brings them to you, not even if it is a street-car--which Mr. Lilienthal will understand. I think it is peculiarly appropriate that the Exposition should express its appreciation to members of the legal profession. I know enough of it to appreciate its high standards. I know enough of it to place it at the top of all professions. I would not belittle the profession of medicine, but I believe there are things much dearer and much more important than even the saving of life, for I think our rights and our liberty are far more important. And this profession has to do with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784278
  • 9781236784278