Proceedings of the Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire at Its Annual Meeting Volume 3

Proceedings of the Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire at Its Annual Meeting Volume 3

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...sacrifice in leaving his practice, yet duty called him and he felt obliged to obey the summons. We all know his splendid career while on the bench and his untimely end was a great loss to the state, to our profession, to his church and to his intimate friends for whom he had a deep, sincere and true affection. He was wrapped up in his work, and to his conscientious devotion to the arduous duties of the office, which so pressed upon him during the later months of his life, his death may be largely attributed.. He died in the harness, a martyr to that duty which he loved and performed so well. His life should be an inspiration to all of us and we should emulate those noble traits of character which he so strikingly possessed and so admirably exemplified in his everyday life. EDGAR J. RICH OF BOSTON, MASS. May it Please this H tmorable Court: I appreciate this opportunity to pay a tribute to the memory of Judge Mitchell. John M. Mitchell gave up a commanding position at the bar and a large income for the inadequate pecuniary rewards and the unremitting toil of a position on the bench. His character may be read in this act. He believed that law was a profession and not a trade--that a lawyer's success was measured not by the size of hisfees nor by the importance and number of his clients, butby his contribution to the cause of justice. He did not have the idea, which, unfortunately, is not uncommon, that his total allegiance was to his client. He recognized that his oath upon entering the profession was so to act as an officer of the court that justice should be done. Loyalty to client did not demand disloyalty to principle. With this high ideal of what the profession represented, it was natural that he should have an ambition to be more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970268
  • 9781236970268